Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

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

Pending petition

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-557 Colo. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 2 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)
 
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