Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in United States v. Sanchez-Gomez. Howard Wasserman has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in China Agritech Inc. v. Resh. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Connecticut v. Baccala

Petition for certiorari denied on December 4, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-464 Conn. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether a defendant's conviction must be set aside under the fighting words doctrine of Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, where the Connecticut Supreme Court recognized a “store manager” exception to the doctrine, thereby paving the way for the removal of verbal epithets from the doctrine's scope and deepening the conflict among the lower and state courts over the existence of the “police” exception and other similar exceptions.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 26 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 30, 2017)
Oct 23 2017Brief of respondent Nina Baccala in opposition filed.
Oct 23 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Nina Baccala.
Nov 03 2017Reply of petitioner Connecticut filed.
Nov 08 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
Dec 04 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Dec 04 2017Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot