Horne v. Isaacson

Petition for certiorari denied on January 13, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-402 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held that the “viability” line from Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey remains the only critical factor in determining constitutionality, to the exclusion of other significant governmental interests, or whether Arizona’s post-twenty-week limitation is facially valid because it does not pose a substantial obstacle to a safe abortion; (2) whether the Ninth Circuit erred in declining to recognize that the State’s interests in preventing documented fetal pain, protecting against a significantly increased health risk to the mother, and upholding the integrity of the medical profession are sufficient to support limitations on abortion after twenty weeks gestational age when terminating the pregnancy is not necessary to avert death or serious health risk to the mother; and (3) whether, if the Ninth Circuit correctly held that its decision is compelled by this Court’s precedent in Roe v. Wade and its progeny, those precedents should be revisited in light of the recent, compelling evidence of fetal pain and significantly increased health risk to the mother for abortions performed after twenty weeks gestational age.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 7 2013Application (13A177) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 19, 2013 to September 28, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 14 2013Application (13A177) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 28, 2013.
Sep 27 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 30, 2013)
Oct 10 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 29, 2013, for all respondents.
Oct 11 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petiioners and counsel for the respondents.
Oct 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Oct 29 2013Brief amici curiae of States of Ohio and Montana and 14 other States filed.
Oct 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Honorable Mary Fallin, et al. filed.
Oct 30 2013Brief amicus curiae of Center for Arizona Policy filed.
Oct 30 2013Brief amici curiae of Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, et al. filed.
Oct 30 2013Brief amici curiae of Heartbeat International, Inc., et al. filed.
Oct 30 2013Brief amici curiae of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, et al. filed.
Oct 30 2013Brief amici curiae of Jerome LeJeune Foundation USA, et al. filed.
Nov 8 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 9, 2013, for all respondents.
Dec 9 2013Brief of respondent Barbara La Walt, Pima County Attorney in opposition filed.
Dec 9 2013Brief of respondents Paul A. Isaacson, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2013Reply of petitioners Tom Horne, Attorney General of Arizona, et al. filed.
Dec 24 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Jan 13 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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