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Campbell v. Pennsylvania School Boards Association

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1294 3rd Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether state actors, acting under color of state law, are entitled to claim petitioning immunity from liability for a First Amendment retaliation claim brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983; and (2) if such immunity exists, whether a showing that a state actor’s civil lawsuit was (a) objectively baseless, and (b) filed for the purpose and with the intent of chilling First Amendment-protected speech and petitioning activities is sufficient to overcome any petitioning immunity claimed by the state actor.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 15 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 16, 2021)
Mar 23 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 16, 2021 to May 17, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 24 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 17, 2021.
Apr 15 2021Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Free Speech filed.
May 17 2021Brief of respondents Pennsylvania School Boards Association, et al. in opposition filed.
May 28 2021Reply of petitioners Simon Campbell, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/17/2021.
Jun 21 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jun 28 2021Petition DENIED.