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Bennie v. Munn

Petition for certiorari denied on January 17, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-452 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether a district court's decision that a person of “ordinary firmness” would have declined to speak in light of the government's adverse action is reviewed on appeal solely for clear error, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 6th, and 8th Circuits hold, or de novo, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 9th, 10th, 11th, and District of Columbia Circuits hold.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 3 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 7, 2016)
Oct 11 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Oct 24 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 7, 2016.
Nov 4 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Nine Law Professors.
Nov 4 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Cato Institute, et al.
Nov 7 2016Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Center for Competitive Politics.
Nov 7 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Southeastern Legal Foundation, et al.
Nov 7 2016Brief amici curiae of Arizona, et al. filed.
Dec 7 2016Brief of respondents John Munn, in His Official Capacity as Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 16 2016Reply of petitioner Robert R. Bennie, Jr. filed.
Dec 21 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 6 2017Rescheduled.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 17 2017Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Nine Law Professors GRANTED.
Jan 17 2017Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Cato Institute, et al. GRANTED.
Jan 17 2017Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Center for Competitive Politics GRANTED.
Jan 17 2017Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Southeastern Legal Foundation, et al. GRANTED.
Jan 17 2017Petition DENIED.
 
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