|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 19 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 23, 2020)|
|Nov 16 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 23, 2020 to December 23, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 17 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 23, 2020.|
|Nov 18 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America filed.|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief of respondents The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED|
|Jan 06 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Jan 06 2021||Reply of petitioner All Saints' Episcopal Church (Fort Worth) filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||Petition DENIED.|