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Austin v. Illinois

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1029 Ill. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether strict First Amendment scrutiny applies to a criminal law that prohibits nonconsensual dissemination of non-obscene nude or sexually oriented visual material; and (2) whether the First Amendment requires a law that prohibits nonconsensual dissemination of non-obscene nude or sexually oriented visual material to impose a requirement of specific intent to harm or harass the individual(s) depicted.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 10 2020Application (19A777) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 16, 2020 to February 14, 2020, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Jan 14 2020Application (19A777) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until February 14, 2020.
Feb 14 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 20, 2020)
Mar 04 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Bethany Austin.
Mar 19 2020Waiver of right of respondent Illinois to respond filed.
Mar 19 2020Brief amici curiae of American Booksellers Association, et al. filed.
Mar 20 2020Letter of Bethany Austin not accepted for filing. (March 20, 2020 - Corrected version to be submitted)
Mar 20 2020Letter of petitioner Bethany Austin received.
Mar 20 2020Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute filed.
Mar 20 2020Brief amici curiae of First Amendment Lawyers Association and the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project filed.
Mar 20 2020Brief amicus curiae of Woodhull Freedom Foundation filed.
Mar 20 2020Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Mar 25 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.
 
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