Archdiocese of Washington v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1455 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s policy of refusing to accept advertisements that promote or oppose religion or reflect a religious perspective violates the First Amendment; and (2) whether that discrimination against religious speech violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 27 2019Application (18A880) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 21, 2019 to April 20, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 01 2019Application (18A880) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until April 20, 2019.
Mar 21 2019Application (18A880) to extend further the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 20, 2019 to May 20, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 22 2019Application (18A880) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 20, 2019.
May 20 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 21, 2019)
May 29 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Archdiocese of Washington, a corporation sole.
Jun 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 21, 2019 to July 22, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 22, 2019.
Jun 20 2019Amicus brief of Foundation for Moral Law not accepted for filing. (Corrected version to be submitted -- June 20, 2019)
Jun 20 2019Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Jun 21 2019Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.
Jun 21 2019Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, et al. filed.
Jul 22 2019Brief of respondents Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 06 2019Reply of petitioner Archdiocese of Washington, a corporation sole filed.
Aug 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
 
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