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.

Gauss v. The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

Petition for certiorari denied on June 18, 2012

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1139 Conn. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether the First Amendment, as interpreted by this Court in Jones v. Wolf, requires state civil courts to enforce an alleged trust imposed on local church property by provisions in denominational documents, regardless of whether those provisions would be legally cognizable under generally applicable rules of state property and trust law.

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