|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-10||2d Cir.||Apr 22, 2013||Jun 20, 2013||6-2||Roberts||OT 2012|
Holding: The requirement that nongovernmental organizations wishing to receive funding from the federal government for HIV and AIDS programs overseas adopt a policy explicitly opposing prostitution violates the First Amendment.
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on June 20, 2013. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 20 2012||Application (11A999) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 2, 2012 to July 1, 2012, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.|
|Apr 20 2012||Application (11A999) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until July 2, 2012.|
|Jul 2 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 2, 2012)|
|Jul 2 2012||Appendix of Agency for International Development, et al. filed.|
|Jul 19 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 4, 2012.|
|Aug 13 2012||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 4, 2012.|
|Sep 21 2012||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 5, 2012.|
|Nov 5 2012||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 5, 2012.|
|Dec 3 2012||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 12, 2012.|
|Dec 12 2012||Brief of respondents Alliance for Open Society International, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 26 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.|
|Jan 11 2013||Petition GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
|Feb 11 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 22, 2013|
|Feb 25 2013||Brief of petitioners Agency for International Development, et al. filed.|
|Feb 25 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Feb 27 2013||Record Received from the U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York. (1-Box)|
|Mar 1 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 4 2013||Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 4 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Coalition Against Trafficking in Women filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 19 2013||Record from U.S.C.A. for 2nd Circuit is electronic.|
|Mar 27 2013||Brief of respondents Alliance for Open Society International, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 1 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Apr 2 2013||Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Secretariat of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS Secretariat) filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Heartbeat International, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of Deans and professors of public health and organizations working in public health policy and implementation filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Christian Legal Society filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Independent Sector filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Current and Former Members of Congress filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Apr 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression filed.|
|Apr 15 2013||Reply of petitioners Agency for International Development, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 22 2013||Argued. For petitioners: Sri Srinivasan, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: David W. Bowker, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 20 2013||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Thomas, J., joined. Kagan, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
|Jul 22 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jul 29 2013||Record returned to U.S.D.C. for Southern District of New York.|
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