Prison Legal News v. Jones

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-355 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in this case.

Issue: Whether the Florida Department of Corrections’ blanket ban of Prison Legal News violates a petitioner’s First Amendment right to free speech and a free press.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 02 2018Application (18A126) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 15, 2018 to September 14, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 03 2018Application (18A126) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 14, 2018.
Sep 14 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 19, 2018)
Sep 27 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Prison Legal News.
Oct 05 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Julie L. Jones, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections.
Oct 05 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 19, 2018 to November 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 11 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 19, 2018.
Oct 11 2018Brief amici curiae of 18 Organizations that favor freedom of the press and oppose censorship filed.
Oct 15 2018Brief amici curiae of Former Corrections Officials filed.
Oct 16 2018Brief amici curiae of American Friends Service Committee; et al. filed. (Corrected version submitted)
Oct 16 2018Brief amici curiae of American Friends Service Committee, et al. filed. (Amended version submitted November 1, 2018)
Oct 19 2018Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Oct 19 2018Brief amici curiae of Civil Rights Advocacy Organizations filed.
Oct 19 2018Brief amici curiae of R Street Institute, et al. filed.
Oct 19 2018Brief amici curiae of Prison Book Clubs filed.
Oct 19 2018Brief amici curiae of Faith Organizations filed.
Nov 14 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 19, 2018 to December 3, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 16 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 3, 2018.
Dec 03 2018Brief of respondent Julie L. Jones, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections in opposition filed.
 
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