|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-530||1st Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issues: (1) Whether, in ordinary trust and property disputes, the establishment clause precludes courts from considering secular evidence that is relevant and admissible under governing state law merely because the litigants are religious parties; (2) whether, in ordinary trust and property disputes, excluding secular evidence that is relevant and admissible under state law merely because the litigants are religious parties violates the free exercise clause by treating religious parties differently from—and, here, less favorably than—secular parties; and (3) whether, in ordinary trust and property disputes, federal courts sitting in diversity may disregard governing state substantive law and fashion federal common law merely because the litigants are religious parties.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 14 2018||Application (18A174) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 5, 2018 to October 22, 2018, submitted to Justice Breyer.|
|Aug 20 2018||Application (18A174) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until October 22, 2018.|
|Oct 22 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 23, 2018)|
|Nov 16 2018||Waiver of right of respondent Congregation Shearith Israel to respond filed.|
|Nov 16 2018||Brief amicus curiae of State of Rhode Island filed.|
|Nov 19 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Simon Wiesenthal Center filed.|
|Nov 28 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.|
|Dec 04 2018||Response Requested. (Due January 3, 2019)|
|Dec 10 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 3, 2019 to February 4, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 13 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 4, 2019.|
|Feb 04 2019||Brief of respondent Congregation Shearith Israel in opposition filed.|
|Feb 18 2019||Reply of petitioner Congregation Jeshuat Israel filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 20 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/15/2019.|
|Mar 18 2019||Petition DENIED.|
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