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The Supreme Court released additional orders from the November 8 conference. The justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket.

City of Pensacola, Florida v. Kondrat’yev

Petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of American Legion v. American Humanist Association on June 28, 2019.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-351 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether plaintiffs have standing to sue under the Establishment Clause when their only alleged injury consists of the feelings of “offense” produced by observing a passive religious display; and (2) whether, under Town of Greece v. Galloway, passive religious displays with a long historical pedigree must be torn down because of claims that they have the purpose or effect of endorsing religion.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 17 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 18, 2018)
Sep 17 2018Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioners.
Sep 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/5/2018.
Sep 21 2018Response of Amanda Kondrat'yev, et al. to motion not accepted for filing. (September 21, 2018) (Corrected response to be filed)
Sep 21 2018Response to motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari from respondents Amanda Kondrat'yev, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 24 2018Reply in support of motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioners. (Distributed)
Sep 24 2018Brief amici curiae of The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, et al. filed.
Oct 04 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 18, 2018 to December 17, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 04 2018Response to motion to extend the time to file a response from petitioners filed.
Oct 05 2018Supplemental letter from counsel for petitioners in response to motion filed.
Oct 09 2018Motion to expedite consideration filed by petitioners DENIED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Oct 10 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including November 19, 2018.
Oct 18 2018Brief amicus curiae of International Municipal Lawyers Association filed.
Oct 18 2018Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Oct 18 2018Brief amicus curiae of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Florida filed.
Oct 18 2018Brief amici curiae of Alabama and 12 additional States filed.
Nov 14 2018Waiver of the 14-day waiting period under Rule 14.5 filed by petitioners.
Nov 19 2018Brief of respondents Amanda Kondrat'yev, et al. in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Nov 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.
Nov 21 2018Reply of petitioners City of Pensacola, Florida, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 26 2018Letter of respondents Amanda Kondrat'yev, et al. received. (Distributed)
Jun 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2019.
Jun 28 2019Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of American Legion v. American Humanist Assn., 588 U. S. ___ (2019).
Jul 30 2019JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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