Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Scott v. Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness

Petition for certiorari denied on June 10, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1077 Colo. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether the government may restrict the display of “gruesome” material within political, moral, and religious advocacy in a traditional public forum, in order to protect the sensibilities of children; and (2) whether provisions of an injunction based expressly in part on the supposedly harmful content of defendants’ speech should be subjected to strict scrutiny.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 4 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 4, 2013)
Mar 13 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 6, 2013.
Apr 4 2013Brief amici curiae of Salam Al-Marayti, et al. filed.
Apr 4 2013Brief amici curiae of Floyd Abrams, et al. filed.
Apr 4 2013Brief amici curiae of Historians of Art and Photography filed.
Apr 4 2013Brief amicus curiae of Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc. filed.
May 2 2013Brief of respondents Saint John's Church in the Wilderness, et al. in opposition filed.
May 13 2013Reply of petitioners Kenneth Tyler Scott, et al. filed.
May 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 6, 2013.
Jun 10 2013Petition DENIED.
Jul 3 2013Petition for Rehearing filed.
Aug 12 2013Rehearing DENIED.
Term Snapshot