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ProtectMarriage.com-Yes on 8 v. Bowen

Petition for certiorari denied on March 2, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-434 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether petitioners’ First Amendment challenge seeking an exemption from California's campaign-finance disclosure requirements is moot regarding (a) expunging past records, or (b) preventing further release of those records where the “court can fashion some form of meaningful relief” by (a) “ordering the Government to destroy or return any and all copies it may have in its possession,” Church of Scientology of California v. United States, or (b) “preventing further [government] disclosure,” United States v. Sells Engineering; (2) whether, if moot, the exemption challenge is “within the . . . exception for cases capable of repetition, yet evading review,” Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life; (3) whether the exemption challenge is ripe regarding future disclosure; and (4) whether petitioners are entitled to an exemption from challenged disclosure provisions.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 14 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 14, 2014)
Oct 23 2014Waiver of right of respondents Debra Bowen, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 13 2014Waiver of right of respondents Jan Scully, District Attorney for Sacramento County, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 25 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Nov 25 2014Response Requested . (Due December 29, 2014)
Dec 8 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 28, 2015.
Dec 29 2014Brief of respondents Jan Scully, District Attorney for Sacramento County, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Jan 22 2015Rescheduled
Jan 28 2015Brief of respondents Alex Padilla, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 9 2015Reply of petitioners ProtectMarriage.com-Yes on 8, et al. filed.
Feb 11 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Mar 2 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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