The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina v. The Episcopal Church

Petition for certiorari denied on June 11, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1136 S.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the “neutral principles of law” approach to resolving church property disputes requires courts to recognize a trust on church property even if the alleged trust does not comply with the state’s ordinary trust and property law.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 09 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 15, 2018)
Feb 13 2018Waiver of right of respondent The Episcopal Church in South Carolina to respond filed.
Feb 14 2018Waiver of right of respondent The Episcopal Church to respond filed.
Feb 21 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Feb 27 2018Response Requested. (Due March 29, 2018)
Mar 23 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 29, 2018 to April 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 27 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 30, 2018, for all respondents.
Mar 29 2018Brief amici curiae of Professors Randy Beck et al. filed.
Mar 29 2018Brief amici curiae of The Falls Church Anglican, et al. filed.
Apr 25 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 30, 2018 to May 7, 2017, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 7, 2018, for all respondents.
May 07 2018Brief of respondents The Episcopal Church, et al. in opposition filed.
May 15 2018Reply of petitioners The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina, et al. filed.
May 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 11 2018Petition DENIED.
 
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