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Gardner v. Rideout

Petition for certiorari denied on April 3, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-828 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether New Hampshire Revised Statute Annotated § 659:35, I, which prohibits a voter from allowing “his or her ballot to be seen by any person with the intention of letting it be known how he or she is about to vote or how he or she has voted except as provided in RSA [§] 659:20," is narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest, thus passing intermediate scrutiny; (2) whether any restriction placed on speech by New Hampshire RSA § 659:35, I, is content-neutral; and (3) whether New Hampshire RSA § 659:35, I, serves a compelling governmental interest and is narrowly tailored to achieve that interest, thus passing strict scrutiny.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 27 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2017)
Jan 18 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 1, 2017.
Feb 28 2017Brief of respondents Leon H. Rideout, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Apr 3 2017Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot