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Coral Ridge Ministries Media, Inc. v. Southern Poverty Law Center

Petition for a writ of certiorari denied on June 27, 2022. Justice Thomas dissents from the denial of certiorari.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-802 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should reconsider New York Times v. Sullivan’s “actual-malice” standard or, at a minimum, cabin Sullivan’s “actual malice” standard to speech concerning public officials and be eliminated altogether for private public figures.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 14 2021Application (21A94) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 26, 2021 to November 26, 2021, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Oct 22 2021Application (21A94) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until November 26, 2021.
Nov 24 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 30, 2021)
Dec 07 2021Waiver of right of respondents Amazon.com, Inc. and AmazonSmile Foundation to respond filed.
Dec 17 2021Waiver of right of respondent Southern Poverty Law Center to respond filed.
Dec 28 2021Brief amici curiae of The Family Action Council of Tennessee and Constitutional Government Defense Fund filed.
Dec 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Regina Caeli and True Freedom Ministries filed. (Distributed)
Dec 30 2021Brief amici curiae of Public Advocate of the United States, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Religious Broadcasters filed. (Distributed)
Jan 05 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/21/2022.
Jan 10 2022Response Requested. (Due February 9, 2022)
Feb 09 2022Brief of respondent Southern Poverty Law Center in opposition filed.
Feb 22 2022Reply of petitioner Coral Ridge Ministries Media, Inc., d.b.a. D. James Kennedy Ministries filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/18/2022.
Mar 08 2022Petitioner letter with opinion received. (Distributed)
Mar 17 2022Rescheduled.
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