Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Dixon v. University of Toledo

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1402 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the policymaker exception analysis from Elrod v. Burns and Branti v. Finkel should apply to employee speech cases that do not involve political patronage; and (2) whether a presumption in favor of protecting the free speech interests of a government employee should apply in a case not involving political patronage and where the employee is speaking as a private citizen on a matter of public concern and the speech does not directly criticize her employer or any identified policy of her employer.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 28 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 1, 2013)
Jun 4 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 15, 2013.
Jun 19 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jun 19 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Jun 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom, and Pacific Justice Institute filed.
Aug 2 2013Brief of respondents University of Toledo, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 20 2013Reply of petitioner Crystal Dixon filed.
Aug 21 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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