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Counterman v. Colorado

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-138 Colo. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, to establish that a statement is a "true threat" unprotected by the First Amendment, the government must show that the speaker subjectively knew or intended the threatening nature of the statement, or whether it is enough to show that an objective "reasonable person" would regard the statement as a threat of violence.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 27 2022Application (21A873) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 10, 2022 to September 8, 2022, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Jun 29 2022Application (21A873) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until August 9, 2022.
Aug 09 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 12, 2022)
Aug 17 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 12, 2022 to October 12, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 18 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 12, 2022.
Sep 12 2022Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Sep 12 2022Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.