Douglas Cnty. School Dist. v. Taxpayers for Public Education

Petition granted, judgment vacated, and case remanded to the Supreme Court of Colorado for further consideration in light of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer on June 27, 2017.

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-557 Colo. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether Colorado’s Blaine Amendment, which the unrebutted record plainly demonstrates was born of religious bigotry, can be used to force state and local governments to discriminate against religious institutions without violating the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 02 2015Application (15A269) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 27, 2015 to October 28, 2015, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Sep 15 2015Application (15A269) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until October 28, 2015.
Oct 28 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 30, 2015)
Nov 11 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Nov 16 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 30, 2015.
Nov 24 2015Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed. VIDED.
Nov 25 2015Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Excellence in Education, et al. filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States Senator Cory Gardner filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of Oklahoma filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amici curiae of Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, and Colorado Legislators filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015Brief amici curiae of Arizona, Nevada, Ohio,Utah & Wisconsin filed. VIDED.
Dec 30 2015Brief of respondents James Larue and Suzanne LaRue, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jan 13 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Jan 13 2016Reply of petitioners Douglas County School District, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 20 2016Supplemental of petitioners Douglas County School District, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2016Supplemental brief of respondents James Larue and Suzanne LaRue, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jun 26 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2017.
Jun 27 2017Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, 582 U. S. ___ (2017).
Jul 31 2017MANDATE ISSUED.
Jul 31 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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