|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the three-judge district court erred by holding that residents of the District of Columbia are not entitled to voting representation in the House of Representatives because they do not live in a “State,” even though (1) Americans living overseas and residents of “federal enclaves” have voting representation in Congress despite not being State residents, (2) Congress has concluded that it may extend voting rights to District residents under the “District Clause” of the Constitution, Article I, Section 17, Clause 8, and (3) the Supreme Court has held that the right to vote is the most fundamental of all rights because it is preservative of all other rights.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 22 2020||Application (20A119) to extend the time to file a jurisdictional statement on appeal from January 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Jan 04 2021||Application (20A119) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 12, 2021.|
|Mar 12 2021||Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due April 14, 2021)|
|Apr 06 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 14, 2021 to May 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 08 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 14, 2021, for all appellees.|
|Apr 14 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives filed.|
|Apr 14 2021||Brief amici curiae of District of Columbia Affairs Community of the District of Columbia Bar, et al. filed.|
|Apr 14 2021||Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Scholars filed.|
|Apr 14 2021||Brief amici curiae of District of Columbia Historians filed.|
|Apr 30 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 14, 2021 to June 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 03 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 14, 2021, for all appellees.|
|Jun 07 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 14, 2021 to July 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 08 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 14, 2021.|
A surprising stat at this point in the term: Both Kagan and Breyer have been in the majority slightly more often than Alito.
Kavanaugh continues to have the highest rate (as he has for most of the term). Sotomayor has the lowest.
Still 15 cases left. So this could all change.
The first two pieces in our symposium on yesterday's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia are up. First, @JimOleske dissects the decision in light of the court's shadow-docket ruling in Tandon v. Newsom, which took a very different approach to free exercise.
Fulton quiets Tandon’s thunder: A free exercise puzzle - SCOTUSblog
This article is the first entry in a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. ...
Number of pages written by each justice in the five decisions handed down this week (majority opinions, concurrences, and dissents all included):
While today's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia is a win for a Catholic group seeking to participate in the city's foster program, it stops short of the broad endorsement of religious freedom the challengers had hoped for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis:
Court holds that city’s refusal to make referrals to faith-based agency violates Constitution - SCOTUSblog
In a clash between religious freedom and public policies that protect LGBTQ people, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday...
Now do we say that Sonia Sotomayor and the other liberals supported child slavery by all voting for Nestle today? Of course not. And Nestle’s lawyers like @Neal_katyal obviously don’t either. The cheap attacks on the court and thoughtful lawyers did not age well. -tg
The claim @nealkatyal was defending slavery is flat wrong & libelous. Here is what he actually said, which is the reverse: child slavery is abhorrent, criminal, horrific. Remember in a pending case he can't comment, so read what he really said in full.
Tired from this morning's momentous opinions? Get ready to do it all again next week -- three times. The court just revealed that next Monday, Wednesday and Friday will all be opinion days.
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