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Editor's Note :

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Underwood v. Harkins

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1367 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the First Amendment prohibits a government official from dismissing an employee for lack of political allegiance when political allegiance would be an appropriate requirement for the employee’s statutory or formal job description but not for the job the employee actually performs.

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 3 2013Application (12A963) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 15, 2013 to May 15, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Apr 9 2013Application (12A963) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until May 15, 2013.
May 15 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 17, 2013)
Jun 7 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 16, 2013.
Aug 16 2013Brief of respondent Rita Harkins, Clerk, Superior Court of Georgia, Lumpkin County in opposition filed.
Sep 3 2013Reply of petitioner Sarah Jane Underwood filed. (Distributed)
Sep 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
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