Bormuth v. Jackson County, Michigan

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-7220 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether legislative prayers delivered by legislators comport with the Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, or whether it constitutes government speech that violates the establishment clause and the historical understanding of our founders as expressed in their statements and practices and the Treaty of Tripoli; (2) whether the command “all rise and assume a reverent position” given by a government official before a prayer opportunity constitutes coercion under the standard created by the plurality opinion in Town of Greece v. Galloway; and (3) whether Federal Rule of Evidence 201 requires an appellate court to take judicial notice of evidence that is not subject to reasonable dispute when a party requests it.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 18 2017Application (17A320) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 5, 2017 to December 21, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 21 2017Application (17A320) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 21, 2017.
Dec 21 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 29, 2018)
Jan 29 2018Brief of respondent Jackson County, Michigan in opposition filed.
Feb 15 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
Feb 20 2018Reply of petitioner Peter Carl Bormuth filed. (Distributed)
Mar 01 2018Rescheduled.
Mar 12 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Mar 15 2018Rescheduled.
Mar 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 22 2018Rescheduled.
Mar 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.
Mar 28 2018Rescheduled.
Apr 09 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/13/2018.
Apr 12 2018Rescheduled.
Apr 16 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
Apr 18 2018Rescheduled.
Apr 23 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.
Apr 26 2018Rescheduled.
May 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
May 09 2018Rescheduled.
May 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.
May 16 2018Rescheduled.
May 21 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/24/2018.
May 23 2018Rescheduled.
May 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/31/2018.
May 30 2018Rescheduled.
Jun 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 04 2018Supplemental brief of petitioner Peter Carl Bormuth filed. (Distributed)
Jun 06 2018Rescheduled.
Jun 11 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
Jun 13 2018Rescheduled.
Jun 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 27 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.
Jun 28 2018Petition DENIED.
Jul 23 2018Petition for Rehearing filed.
Aug 02 2018DISTRIBUTED.
Aug 24 2018Rehearing DENIED.
 
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