|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.|
A majority of the Supreme Court seems inclined to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion law, but the six conservative justices appear divided about whether to entirely overrule Roe v. Wade. @AHoweBlogger's first take from this morning's argument:
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Starting momentarily: Oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s attempt to ban nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. The state has asked the court to overturn Roe v. Wade. We’ll be live-tweeting the argument here in this thread.
Twenty minutes before the start of oral argument, here’s the scene outside the Supreme Court.
Photos by @katieleebarlow.
TODAY AT SCOTUS: The case that could determine the future of abortion in America. Oral argument begins at 10 a.m. EST. We'll be live-tweeting the full argument. You can also listen live here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/live.aspx.
Here's our preview from @AHoweBlogger: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/11/roe-v-wade-hangs-in-balance-as-reshaped-court-prepares-to-hear-biggest-abortion-case-in-decades/
Our cross-platform coverage of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization includes, of course, TikTok. Follow us there if you don't already! And tune in for @katieleebarlow's live dispatch from outside the court tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. EST.
SCOTUS was inundated with "friend of the court" briefs -- more than 140 of them -- in the abortion case being heard tomorrow. We reviewed them all. Here's a guide to the many arguments being pushed by academics, politicians, & interest groups in the case.
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