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All Saints’ Episcopal Church (Fort Worth) v. Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Petition for certiorari denied on February 22, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-534 Tex. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on an amicus brief in support of petitioners in this case.

Issue: Whether the Texas Supreme Court’s decision awarding the sanctuary and rectory of the petitioner, All Saints’ Episcopal Church (Fort Worth), to a dissident faction in contravention of the will of petitioner’s parishioners and an express-trust provision is consistent with the free exercise and establishment clauses.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 19 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 23, 2020)
Nov 16 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 23, 2020 to December 23, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 17 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 23, 2020.
Nov 18 2020Brief amicus curiae of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America filed.
Nov 23 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. VIDED.
Nov 23 2020Brief amici curiae of General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 23 2020Brief of respondents The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED
Jan 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.
Jan 06 2021Reply of petitioner All Saints' Episcopal Church (Fort Worth) filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021Petition DENIED.