Doe v. Christie

Petition for certiorari denied on February 29, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-195 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether the communication, discussion, and information provided by licensed mental health counselors or doctors during counseling or other professional services with their clients or patients constitutes speech protected by the First Amendment; (2) whether a law permitting licensed mental health professionals and doctors to provide counseling concerning the subject of same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity but only if such counseling does not include the content and viewpoint that a minor may reduce or eliminate his unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity is a content-based restriction of speech subject to strict scrutiny under the firm rule handed down by this Court last term in Reed v. Town of Gilbert; and (3) whether a law that prohibits parents and minors from seeking and receiving licensed professional counseling consistent with their sincerely held religious convictions violates the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of the children.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 10 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 14, 2015)
Aug 20 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 14, 2015.
Sep 15 2015Waiver of right of respondent Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey to respond filed.
Sep 18 2015Waiver of right of respondent Garden State Equaltiy to respond filed.
Oct 7 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.
Oct 22 2015Response Requested . (Due November 23, 2015)
Nov 19 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 23, 2015, for all respondents.
Dec 23 2015Brief of respondent Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2015Brief of respondent Garden State Equaltiy in opposition filed.
Jan 6 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Jan 6 2016Reply of petitioners John Doe, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 8 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016Petition DENIED.
 
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