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Dahne v. Richey

Petition for certiorari denied on May 13, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-761 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether prison inmates have a First Amendment right to include threatening, abusive and irrelevant language in grievances.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 12 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 14, 2019)
Jan 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 14, 2019 to February 28, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 08 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 28, 2019.
Jan 14 2019Brief amici curiae of Arizona, et al. filed.
Feb 28 2019Brief of respondent Thomas Richey W.S. in opposition filed.
Mar 18 2019Reply of petitioner D. Dahne filed.
Mar 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2019.
Apr 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/18/2019.
Apr 22 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2019.
May 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 13 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh join, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
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