|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-639||D. Nev.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s favoring of secular over religious gatherings — for example, under Directive 021, casinos, restaurants, indoor amusements parks, bowling alleys, water parks, pools, arcades and more are subject to a 50-percent fire-code-capacity limit, but places of worship are limited to no more than 50 people, whatever their facilities’ size — violates the free exercise clause; and (2) whether the governor’s favoring of secular over religious gatherings violates the free speech and assembly clauses.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 05 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due December 10, 2020)|
|Dec 10 2020||Amicus brief of Religious Organizations not accepted for filing. (December 10, 2020) (Corrected brief filed)|
|Dec 10 2020||Response to petition from respondent Frank Hunewill filed.|
|Dec 10 2020||Brief amici curiae of Islam And Religious Freedom Action Team and Jewish Coalition For Religious Liberty filed.|
|Dec 10 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Dec 10 2020||Brief amici curiae of Kentucky, et al. filed.|
|Dec 10 2020||Brief amici curiae of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod filed.|
|Dec 10 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Religious Organizations filed.|
|Dec 22 2020||Reply of petitioner Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Jan 11 2021||The respondents are directed to file a response to the petition on or before noon, Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Petitioner may file a reply brief on or before noon, Thursday, January 21, 2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||Brief of respondents Steve Sisolak, in his official capacity as Governor of Nevada, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jan 21 2021||Reply of petitioner Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 25 2021||Petition DENIED.|
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