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Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1184 3rd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether federal courts have authority to save a state or local law from unconstitutionality by positing a limiting construction that has no state-law basis and contradicts governing authorities’ understanding of their own law; and (2) whether Pittsburgh’s buffer-zone ordinance violates the free speech clause.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 23 2020Application (19A838) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 25, 2020 to March 26, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jan 27 2020Application (19A838) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until March 26, 2020.
Mar 26 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 29, 2020)
Apr 14 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Nikki Bruni, et al.
Apr 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 29, 2020 to July 27, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 29 2020Amicus brief of The National Legal Foundation, et al. not accepted for filing. (April 29, 2020)
Apr 29 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 27, 2020
Apr 29 2020Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amici curiae of State of West Virginia and 16 Other States filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of Eleanor McCullen filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amici curiae of Forty Days for Life, et al. filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amici curiae of National Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Apr 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia filed.
Apr 29 2020Amicus brief of Life Legal Defense Foundation not accepted for filing. (May 19, 2020)(Corrected submitted)
Apr 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of Life Legal Defense Foundation filed. (5/15/2020)
 
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