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Chiafalo v. Washington

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-465 Wash. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether enforcement of a Washington state law that threatens a fine for presidential electors who vote contrary to how the law directs is unconstitutional because a state has no power to legally enforce how a presidential elector casts his or her ballot and a state penalizing an elector for exercising his or her constitutional discretion to vote violates the First Amendment.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 02 2019Application (19A138) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 21, 2019 to October 20, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Aug 05 2019Application (19A138) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until October 20, 2019.
Oct 07 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 8, 2019)
Oct 15 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al.
Nov 06 2019Amicus brief of Michael L. Rosin & David G. Post not accepted for filing. (November 06, 2019) (Corrected efiling submitted)
Nov 06 2019Brief amici curiae of Michael L. Rosin & David G. Post filed.
Nov 08 2019Brief of respondent Washington in opposition filed.
Nov 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of Vinz Koller filed.
Nov 22 2019Reply of petitioners Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al. filed.
Nov 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Dec 05 2019Rescheduled.
Dec 11 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
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