|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 23 2019||Application (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 2019||Application (19A229) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until September 11, 2019.|
|Sep 11 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 15, 2019)|
|Sep 24 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Arlene's Flowers, Inc., et al.|
|Oct 07 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 15, 2019 to December 6, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 11 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 6, 2019.|
|Oct 11 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.|
|Oct 14 2019||Brief amici curiae of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association filed.|
|Oct 14 2019||Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute, et al. filed.|
|Oct 14 2019||Brief amici curiae of Concerned Women for America, et al. filed.|
|Oct 15 2019||Amicus 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 2019||Brief amici curiae of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. filed. (10/17/2019)|
|Oct 15 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Oct 15 2019||Brief amici curiae of The States of Arkansas, Texas, et al. filed.|
|Oct 15 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Religious Expression filed.|
|Oct 15 2019||Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed.|
|Oct 15 2019||Brief amici curiae of First Amendment Scholars filed.|
|Dec 06 2019||Brief of respondents State of Washington, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 06 2019||Brief of respondents Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed in opposition filed.|
|Dec 20 2019||Reply of petitioners Arlene's Flowers, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Jan 13 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.|
|Jan 21 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.|
|Feb 14 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.|
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