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Currier v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-997 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment requires Mississippi to exempt physicians at the State’s only abortion clinic from complying with a medically legitimate health and safety regulation that applies to physicians at all other outpatient surgical facilities; and (2) whether Mississippi House Bill 1390, which requires that abortion physicians have admitting privileges at a local hospital to handle complications that require emergency hospitalization, imposes an undue burden under Planned Parenthood v. Casey regardless of the geographical availability of abortion services in adjoining states in light of the equal protection principle articulated in Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 18 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 23, 2015)
Mar 6 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 22, 2015.
Mar 13 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Mar 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Apr 21 2015Brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. in opposition filed.
May 5 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 7 2015Reply of petitioners Mary Currier, Mississippi Health Officer, et al. filed. (Distributed)
May 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.
Jun 1 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.
Jun 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.
Jun 15 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.
Jun 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.
Sep 30 2015Rescheduled.
Oct 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.
Nov 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.
Jun 27 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 27, 2016.
Jun 28 2016Petition DENIED.
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