Pfeil v. St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession

Petition for certiorari denied on November 28, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-210 Minn. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether the First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides absolute immunity for defamatory statements made in a religious setting, even if the person defamed is not a member of the religious organization and even if the truth or falsity of the defamatory statement can be adjudicated without considering or interpreting religious doctrine.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 10 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2016)
Sep 7 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 14, 2016.
Oct 13 2016Brief of respondents St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 27 2016Reply of petitioner LaVonne Pfeil filed.
Nov 2 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 28 2016Petition DENIED.
 
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