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Editor's Note :

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Heffner v. Murphy

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-53 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, in applying rational-basis review, a court must evaluate the rationality of enforcing a challenged law under the factual circumstances of the world today, or consider only the rationality of the law when enacted, no matter how long ago and no matter how much the facts have changed.

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DateProceedings and Orders
May 5 2014Application (13A1107) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 15, 2014 to August 14, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
May 8 2014Application (13A1107) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until July 15, 2014.
Jul 15 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 18, 2014)
Aug 18 2014Brief of respondents Donald J. Murphy, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 2 2014Reply of petitioners Ernest F. Heffner, et al. filed.
Sep 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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