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Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge v. Mayeux

Petition for certiorari denied on January 20, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-220 La. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether a court can pivot liability for a priest's failure to report certain communications to public authorities on the court's own determination of whether those communications constitute “confession per se,” or whether it must respect the church's own view that such communications are confessional and absolutely protected from disclosure by the priest on penalty of automatic excommunication.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 31 2014Application (14A145) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 21, 2014 to September 30, 2014, submitted to Justice Scalia.
Aug 20 2014Application (14A145) denied by Justice Scalia.
Aug 21 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 25, 2014)
Sep 12 2014Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.
Sep 24 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 27, 2014, for all respondents.
Sep 24 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.
Sep 24 2014Brief amici curiae of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, et al. filed.
Sep 25 2014Brief amici curiae of Belmont Abbey College, et al. filed.
Sep 25 2014Brief amici curiae of The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, et al. filed.
Sep 25 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Roman Catholic Bishops of the (Arch) Dioceses of Louisiana filed.
Oct 27 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 26, 2014.
Nov 26 2014Brief of respondents Robert D. Mayeux and Lisa M. Mayeux in opposition filed.
Dec 9 2014Reply of petitioners Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Jan 7 2015Rescheduled.
Jan 12 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2015.
Jan 20 2015Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy GRANTED.
Jan 20 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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