|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-23||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ignored this Court’s precedent and erred in holding that Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Section 38-651(O) (Section O) violates the Equal Protection Clause by limiting healthcare benefits to state employees’ spouses and dependents – and thus not extending such benefits to state employees’ domestic partners – given that a) Section O is facially neutral and there is no evidence that the Legislature intended to discriminate based on sexual orientation; b) Section O furthers the State’s interests in promoting marriage while also eliminating the additional expense and administrative burdens involved in providing healthcare benefits to state employees’ domestic partners; and c) the court’s reason for finding that Section O discriminates against gay and lesbian state employees was that Arizona prohibits same-sex marriage.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 2 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 6, 2012)|
|Jul 13 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 20, 2012.|
|Jul 25 2012||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Aug 3 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Arizona Policy filed.|
|Aug 6 2012||Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed.|
|Aug 6 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed.|
|Aug 20 2012||Brief of respondents Joseph R. Diaz, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 31 2012||Reply of petitioners Janice K. Brewer, Governor of Arizona, et al. filed.|
|Sep 5 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Oct 29 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.|
|Nov 13 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.|
|Dec 3 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.|
|Jun 25 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.|
|Jun 27 2013||Petition DENIED.|
Released today: annual financial disclosures for eight of the nine justices. Key takeaways: substantial book-royalty income for Sotomayor and Gorsuch; reduced travel reimbursements across the board during the pandemic.
Full story from @AHoweBlogger:
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