|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-666||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: Whether and to what extent public schools, consistent with the First Amendment, may discipline students for their off-campus speech.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 17 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 21, 2015)|
|Dec 9 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 20, 2016.|
|Dec 9 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project filed.|
|Dec 14 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Dec 21 2015||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by The Student Press Law Center, et al.|
|Dec 21 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Mississippi Center for Justice filed.|
|Dec 21 2015||Brief amici curiae of Advancement Project, and One Voice filed.|
|Dec 21 2015||Brief amici curiae of Erik Nielson, et al. filed.|
|Dec 21 2015||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Massachusetts Citizens for Children.|
|Jan 15 2016||Brief of respondent Itawamba County School Board in opposition filed.|
|Feb 2 2016||Reply of petitioner Taylor Bell filed.|
|Feb 3 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.|
|Feb 29 2016||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by The Student Press Law Center, et al. GRANTED.|
|Feb 29 2016||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Massachusetts Citizens for Children GRANTED.|
|Feb 29 2016||Petition DENIED.|
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