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.

Minnesota Majority v. Mansky

Petition for certiorari denied on December 16, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-185 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether a state statute prohibiting political speech including the banning of passive political statements written on clothing (i.e., “Liberty,” “Don’t Tread on Me,” “Freedom,” depiction of U.S. Flag) is facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment, regardless of whether a polling place is considered a nonpublic forum, because no conceivable governmental interest could justify such an absolute prohibition on the clothing people can wear to vote.

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 5 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 9, 2013)
Sep 6 2013Brief amicus curiae of Tea Party Patriots, Inc. filed.
Sep 9 2013Brief amici curiae of Rutherford Institute, et al. filed.
Sep 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 9 2013Response Requested . (Due November 8, 2013)
Nov 8 2013Brief of respondents Rachel M. Smith, Michael O. Freeman,Joe Mansky, John Choi, and Mark Ritchie in opposition filed.
Nov 22 2013Reply of petitioners Minnesota Majority, et al. filed.
Nov 26 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 13, 2013.
Dec 16 2013Petition DENIED.
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