|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.|
Monday's decision rejecting sentence reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders may have been unanimous, but @ekownyankah writes that there is far more going on than the ruling's dry textual analysis might indicate. Read his incisive analysis here:
After decades, Congress reduced the racially unjust crack/cocaine disparity... raising amounts required for prison time. Why would Congress have left small time dealers to rot in prison for decades?
My thoughts on SCOTUS's ruling in Terry v. United States:https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/unanimous-ruling-on-crack-cocaine-disparity-is-heavy-on-text-light-on-history/
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
SCOTUS rules 9-0 that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for re-sentencing under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive. Here is the opinion in Terry v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-5904_i4dk.pdf
SCOTUS sides with the gov in 2 cases about whether certain criminal defendants are entitled to new trials / new plea hearings as a result of the court's 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States which narrowed a federal law barring people with felony convictions from possessing guns
In a relatively quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS takes up no new cases. But it does invite the federal government to submit a brief on the pending petition that asks the justices to take up a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061421zor_6j36.pdf
The Supreme Court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by opinion(s?) at 10:00.
There are 21 opinions outstanding including Obamacare, LGBTQ+ rights vs. religious liberty, and student speech.
We’ll crank up the live blog at 9:25. Join us!
Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, June 14 - SCOTUSblog
We will be live blogging on Monday, June 14, as the court releases orders from the June 10 conference and one ...
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