|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-1088||1st Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2021|
Issue: Whether a state violates the religion clauses or equal protection clause of the United States Constitution by prohibiting students participating in an otherwise generally available student-aid program from choosing to use their aid to attend schools that provide religious, or “sectarian,” instruction.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 04 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 11, 2021)|
|Feb 26 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, David Carson, et al.|
|Mar 09 2021||Brief amici curiae of Americans for Prosperity Foundation and yes. every kid. filed.|
|Mar 09 2021||Waiver of right of respondent A. Pender Makin to respond filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition of Religious Liberty filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amici curiae of Council of Islamic Schools in North America, Partnership for Inner-City Education, and Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amici curiae of Innovative Schools filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amici curiae of National Legal Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amicus curiae of EdChoice filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amici curiae of Liberty Justice Center,et al. filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amici curiae of States of Arkansas, et al. filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 16 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.|
|Mar 22 2021||Response Requested. (Due April 21, 2021)|
|Mar 26 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 21, 2021 to May 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 29 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 21, 2021.|
|Apr 07 2021||Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.|
|May 21 2021||Brief of respondent A. Pender Makin in opposition filed.|
|Jun 03 2021||Reply of petitioners David Carson, et al. filed.|
|Jun 07 2021||Supplemental brief of petitioners David Carson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 08 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.|
|Jul 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.|
|Jul 02 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jul 09 2021||Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Jul 09 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, David Carson, et al.|
|Jul 12 2021||Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 3, 2021. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 22, 2021.|
|Jul 14 2021||Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for A. Pender Makin submitted.|
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