|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether a law that skews the debate over the value of public-sector unions and undermines public-sector employees’ opt-out rights by giving incumbent unions exclusive access to information necessary to communicate with public-sector employees is consistent with the First Amendment.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 19 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 23, 2021)|
|Apr 07 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Bradley Boardman, a Washington Individual Provider, et al.|
|Apr 21 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Allied Daily Newspapers filed.|
|Apr 22 2021||Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation and Pelican Institute for Public Policy filed.|
|Apr 22 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Landmark Legal Foundation filed.|
|Apr 23 2021||Waiver of right of respondents Jay R. Inslee, Governor of the State of Washington, et al. (except Campaign To Prevent Fraud and Protect Seniors) to respond filed.|
|Apr 23 2021||Waiver of right of respondent Campaign to Prevent Fraud and Protect Seniors to respond filed.|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Buckeye Institute filed.|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Mackinac Center for Public Policy filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of The Fairness Center filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of The Bronx Household of Faith filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Protect the 1st filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amici curiae of Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Citizen Action Defense Fund filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amici curiae of Goldwater Institute; Illinois Policy Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Center of the American Experiment filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 27 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/13/2021.|
|Apr 29 2021||Response Requested. (Due June 1, 2021)|
|May 07 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 10 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 1, 2021, for all respondents.|
BREAKING: The court rules in favor of a Catholic social services organization that sued Philadelphia after the city excluded it from a foster-care program due to the organization's refusal to certify same-sex couples as foster parents. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-123_g3bi.pdf
In second opinion of the day, SCOTUS sides with food giants Nestle and Cargill in a lawsuit brought by six citizens of Mali who say the companies facilitated human rights abuses by purchasing cocoa from plantations in Ivory Coast where they were enslaved as children.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court rejects the constitutional challenge to Obamacare in 7-2 opinion. The court tosses the lawsuit because the challengers do not have legal standing to sue. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-840_6jfm.pdf
With 18 cases outstanding, the Supreme Court will release opinions at 10:00 a.m. ET.
We’re waiting for decisions on the ACA, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights/religious liberty, NCAA student-athlete compensation, and student speech.
Live blog starts at 9:45.
Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17 - SCOTUSblog
We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 17, as the court releases one or more opinions in argued cases from...
Monday's decision rejecting sentence reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders may have been unanimous, but @ekownyankah writes that there is far more going on than the ruling's dry textual analysis might indicate. Read his incisive analysis here:
After decades, Congress reduced the racially unjust crack/cocaine disparity... raising amounts required for prison time. Why would Congress have left small time dealers to rot in prison for decades?
My thoughts on SCOTUS's ruling in Terry v. United States:https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/unanimous-ruling-on-crack-cocaine-disparity-is-heavy-on-text-light-on-history/
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
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