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Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-333 Wash. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a state violates a floral designer’s First Amendment rights to free exercise and free speech by forcing her to take part in and create custom floral art celebrating same-sex weddings or by acting based on hostility toward her religious beliefs; and (2) whether the free exercise clause’s prohibition on religious hostility applies to the executive branch.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 23 2019Application (19A229) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 4, 2019 to September 11, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Aug 28 2019Application (19A229) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until September 11, 2019.
Sep 11 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 15, 2019)
Sep 24 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Arlene's Flowers, Inc., et al.
Oct 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 15, 2019 to December 6, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 6, 2019.
Oct 11 2019Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Oct 14 2019Brief amici curiae of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association filed.
Oct 14 2019Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute, et al. filed.
Oct 14 2019Brief amici curiae of Concerned Women for America, et al. filed.
Oct 15 2019Amicus brief of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. not accepted for filing. (October 17, 2019) (Corrected copy submitted)
Oct 15 2019Brief amici curiae of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. filed. (10/17/2019)
Oct 15 2019Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Oct 15 2019Brief amici curiae of The States of Arkansas, Texas, et al. filed.
Oct 15 2019Brief amicus curiae of Center for Religious Expression filed.
Oct 15 2019Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed.
Oct 15 2019Brief amici curiae of First Amendment Scholars filed.
 
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