|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 27 2022||Application (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 2022||Application (21A873) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until August 9, 2022.|
|Aug 09 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 12, 2022)|
|Aug 17 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 12, 2022 to October 12, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 18 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 12, 2022.|
|Sep 12 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Sep 12 2022||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.|
The Mar-a-Lago case arrives at the Supreme Court. Here's an explainer on today's filing from @katieleebarlow, who notes that this isn't the first time Trump has asked the justices to intervene in fights over sensitive documents. (Both other times, the court ruled against him.)
In today's Voting Rights Act case, the conservative majority seemed likely to side with Alabama, though perhaps on narrower grounds than the state asked for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis, plus courtroom sketches from Bill Hennessy (AKA @Artisbest).
Conservative justices seem poised to uphold Alabama’s redistricting plan in Voting Rights Act challenge - SCOTUSblog
In February, a divided Supreme Court temporarily blocked a ruling by a three-judge district court in Alabama, which ...
BREAKING: Donald Trump's lawyers have filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to intervene in the case over classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Trump wants SCOTUS to vacate a Sept. 21 ruling by the 11th Circuit. Here is the filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A283.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: voting rights and veterans' benefits.
First up is Merrill v. Milligan, a case about Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and how to decide if a state's redistricting plan dilutes Black voting power. @AHoweBlogger explains:
When are majority-Black voting districts required? In Alabama case, the justices will review that question. - SCOTUSblog
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act bars election practices that result in a denial or abridgement of the right ...
Our first TikTok of the new term. @katieleebarlow breaks down opening day.