|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.|
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