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Capital Associated Industries Inc. v. Stein

Petition for certiorari denied on December 16, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-281 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on a cert-stage amicus brief in support of petitioner in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether North Carolina statutes prohibiting Capital Associated Industries Inc.’s attorneys from providing legal assistance to its members violate the freedom of association guaranteed by the First and 14th Amendments; and (2) whether North Carolina statutes prohibiting Capital Associated Industries Inc.’s attorneys from providing legal assistance to its members are a content-based restriction on speech that must be reviewed under strict scrutiny.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 10 2019Application (18A1321) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 18, 2019 to August 30, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jun 19 2019Application (18A1321) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 30, 2019.
Aug 30 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 3, 2019)
Sep 25 2019Waiver of right of respondent North Carolina State Bar to respond filed.
Sep 25 2019Waiver of right of respondents Josh Stein, Nancy Lorrin Freeman, and Avery Crump to respond filed.
Oct 01 2019Brief amici curiae of N.C. Chamber Legal Institute, et al. filed.
Oct 02 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/18/2019.
Oct 02 2019Brief amici curiae of Responsive Law and Scholars of Access to Justice filed. (Distributed)
Oct 03 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Employer Associations of America filed. (Distributed)
Oct 10 2019Response Requested. (Due November 12, 2019)
Nov 12 2019Brief of respondents Josh Stein, Nancy Lorrin Freeman, Avery Crump and the North Carolina State Bar in opposition filed.
Nov 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Nov 26 2019Reply of petitioner Capital Associated Industries, Inc. filed.
Dec 16 2019Petition DENIED.
 
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