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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1367 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Issue: (1) Whether a statute that denies a government benefit based on a recipient’s failure to express support for a proposed course of government action, is subject to, and survives, strict scrutiny under the First Amendment; and (2) whether, to successfully defend a viewpoint-discriminatory statute subject to intermediate scrutiny under Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission, the government must prove that non-discriminatory measures would fail to satisfy the government's interests.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 12 2014Application (13A927) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 3, 2014 to May 2, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 13 2014Application (13A927) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 2, 2014.
May 2 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 13, 2014)
Jun 3 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 14, 2014.
Jul 14 2014Brief of the Federal Respondents in opposition filed.
Jul 14 2014Brief of respondents American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 29 2014Reply of petitioners Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., et al. filed.
Jul 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.