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 -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Moose v. MacDonald

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1490 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the Virginia courts unreasonably applied Lawrence v. Texas in determining that Virginia’s “crimes against nature” statute is not facially unconstitutional or unconstitutional as applied to an adult male’s solicitation of a minor female, outside the home, to perform oral sodomy.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 25 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 25, 2013)
Jul 18 2013Waiver of right of respondent William Scott MacDonald to respond filed.
Jul 24 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Jul 25 2013Application (13A114) for a stay pending disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 26 2013Response Requested . (Due August 26, 2013)
Jul 29 2013The Chief Justice has requested that a Response to the application (13A114) be filed on or before 3pm, Monday, August 5, 2013.
Aug 5 2013Response to application from respondent William Scott MacDonald filed.
Aug 9 2013Application (13A114) denied by The Chief Justice.
Aug 26 2013Brief amici curiae of Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, et al. filed.
Aug 26 2013Brief of respondent William Scott MacDonald in opposition filed.
Sep 9 2013Reply of petitioner Tim Moose filed.
Sep 11 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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