|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 10 2020||Application (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 2020||Application (19A777) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until February 14, 2020.|
|Feb 14 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 20, 2020)|
|Mar 04 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Bethany Austin.|
|Mar 19 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Illinois to respond filed.|
|Mar 19 2020||Brief amici curiae of American Booksellers Association, et al. filed.|
|Mar 20 2020||Letter of Bethany Austin not accepted for filing. (March 20, 2020 - Corrected version to be submitted)|
|Mar 20 2020||Letter of petitioner Bethany Austin received.|
|Mar 20 2020||Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute filed.|
|Mar 20 2020||Brief amici curiae of First Amendment Lawyers Association and the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project filed.|
|Mar 20 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Woodhull Freedom Foundation filed.|
|Mar 20 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.|
|Mar 25 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.|
|Apr 02 2020||Response Requested. (Due May 4, 2020)|
|Apr 24 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 4, 2020 to July 3, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 27 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 6, 2020. See Rule 30.1.|
|Jul 06 2020||Brief of respondent State of Illinois in opposition filed.|
|Jul 22 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Jul 27 2020||Reply of petitioner Bethany Austin filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 05 2020||Petition DENIED.|
NEW: SCOTUS agrees to take up NINE new cases, including Gonzalez v. Google, involving the scope of tech companies' immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The order list is not yet posted on the court's website, but here is a link: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/100322ZOR.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: It's the opening day of the 2022-23 term. At 9:30 a.m. EDT, the court will issue orders, which may include cert grants from last week's "long conference." Then, at 10, the court will hear two arguments as Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the bench for the first time.
Goodbye SCOTUS, a fond farewell . . .
Goodbye SCOTUS, A Fond Farewell - Art Lien, Courtartist
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And then there were four. (Photo from before yesterday's investiture of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, by the Supreme Court of the United States.)
Art Lien, AKA @Courtartist, retired over the summer after 45 years drawing the Supreme Court. For the last nine of those years, Art worked for SCOTUSblog. We're honoring his journalism with a retrospective on his work. Trust us, it's a feast for the eyes:
Forty-five years of visual journalism from a supremely talented court artist - SCOTUSblog
For 45 years, Arthur Lien witnessed, sketched, and recorded for posterity some of the Supreme Court's most historic ...
Justice Jackson's investiture ceremony has concluded. After the ceremony, she took the traditional walk down the court's front steps, accompanied by the chief justice. She also shared a moment with her husband, Patrick, on the plaza after the ceremony. Photos by @katieleebarlow.
Today at SCOTUS: The investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve as a justice. Jackson was sworn in over the summer, so the investiture is purely ceremonial. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris reportedly are expected to attend the invite-only event at the court.