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Rowland v. State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition

Petition for certiorari denied on January 21, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-481 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether a governor’s subjective motives for exercising a state’s inherent power and contractual right to reduce the size of its unionized workforce are legally relevant when a court is asked to determine the constitutionality of that legislative act; and (2) whether the Second Circuit erred in requiring strict scrutiny of a governor’s decision to reduce the size of a state’s unionized workforce by falsely analogizing that decision to firing state employees based on their political party affiliation.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 5 2013Application (13A160) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 29, 2013 to October 14, 2013, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Aug 7 2013Application (13A160) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until October 14, 2013.
Oct 15 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 18, 2013)
Nov 13 2013Brief amicus curiae of Connecticut Association of Boards of Education filed.
Nov 16 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 20, 2013.
Nov 18 2013Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Yankee Institute for Public Policy.
Dec 20 2013Brief of respondents State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 27 2013Reply of petitioners John G. Rowland, former Governor of Connecticut, et al. filed.
Dec 31 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014.
Jan 7 2014Supplemental brief of petitioners John G. Rowland, former Governor of Connecticut, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 21 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Yankee Institute for Public Policy GRANTED. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Jan 21 2014Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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