|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-161||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether the First Amendment protects intimate associations absent expressive activity; (2) whether, if so, that protection exceeds what the due process clause provides; (3) whether sibling relationships can qualify as intimate absent cohabitation; and (4) whether liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for associational deprivation requires an intent to harm the protected association, rather than also encompassing incidental results.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 10 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 14, 2020)|
|Aug 27 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Robert Mann, et al. to respond filed.|
|Sep 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Sep 08 2020||Response Requested. (Due October 8, 2020)|
|Sep 18 2020||Brief of respondents Robert Mann, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 25 2020||Reply of petitioners City of Sacramento, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 30 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/16/2020.|
|Oct 19 2020||Petition DENIED.|
On a special episode of SCOTUStalk: @AHoweBlogger and @TomGoldsteinSB discuss Breyer's retirement and preview the process of selecting his successor.
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The retirement of Stephen Breyer https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/01/the-retirement-of-stephen-breyer/
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.