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Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-577 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2016

Issue: Whether the exclusion of churches from an otherwise neutral and secular aid program violates the Free Exercise and Equal Protection Clauses when the state has no valid Establishment Clause concern.

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 4 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2015)
Dec 3 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Dec 7 2015Brief amici curiae of Association of Christian Schools International, and Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.
Dec 7 2015Brief amicus curiae of The American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Dec 7 2015Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.
Dec 7 2015Brief of respondent Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources in opposition filed.
Dec 7 2015Brief amicus curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.
Dec 7 2015Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. (Distributed)
Dec 18 2015Reply of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.
Dec 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 11 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 15 2016Petition GRANTED.
Feb 9 2016The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including April 14, 2016.
Feb 9 2016The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 28, 2016.
Mar 17 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 14 2016Joint appendix filed.
Apr 14 2016Brief of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.
Apr 18 2016Brief amicus curiae of World Vision, Inc. filed.
Apr 19 2016Brief amicus curiae of The American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Apr 20 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed.
Apr 20 2016Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of American Jewish Committee in support of neither party filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Association of Christian Schools International, and Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Bronx Household of Faith filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Christian Schools filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Douglas County School District, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Evangelicals filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of The General Council of the Assemblies of God filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Belmont Abbey College filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Law and Religion Practitioners filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Colorado filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Liberty Counsel, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of WallBuilders, Inc. filed.
Jun 28 2016Brief of respondent Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources filed.
Jul 5 2016Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.
Jul 5 2016Brief amici curiae of Religious and Civil Rights Organizations filed.
Jul 5 2016Brief amici curiae of Legal and Religious Historians filed.
Jul 5 2016Brief amici curiae of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and General Synod of The United Church of Christ filed.
Jul 5 2016Brief amicus curiae of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. filed.
Jul 5 2016Brief amicus curiae of The National Education Association filed.
Jul 22 2016Application (16A78) to extend the time to file a reply brief from July 28, 2016 to August 12, 2016, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jul 25 2016Application (16A78) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 12, 2016.
 
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