|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-152||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether a state official’s demand for all significant donors to a nonprofit organization, as a precondition to engaging in constitutionally-protected speech, constitutes a First Amendment injury; and (2) whether the “exacting scrutiny” standard applied in compelled disclosure cases permits state officials to demand donor information based upon generalized “law enforcement” interests, without making any specific showing of need.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 30 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 2, 2015)|
|Aug 4 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus cuirae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Aug 14 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 2, 2015.|
|Aug 31 2015||Brief amici curiae of The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, et al. filed.|
|Sep 1 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Target Advertising, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Sep 1 2015||Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.|
|Sep 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.|
|Sep 2 2015||Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Sep 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Sep 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Philanthropy Roundtable filed.|
|Sep 2 2015||Brief amici curiae of Arizona, et al. filed.|
|Oct 2 2015||Brief of respondent Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California in opposition filed.|
|Oct 20 2015||Reply of petitioner Center for Competitive Politics filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 21 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.|
|Nov 9 2015||Petition DENIED.|
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