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Danville Christian Academy v. Beshear

Application for stay denied without prejudice on Dec. 17, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A96 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should temporarily suspend, pending appeal, an executive order by Kentucky Gov. Andrew Beshear that forces the closure of all public and private schools in the state – including religious schools – in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, because the order violates the Constitution's free exercise clause.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 01 2020Application (20A96) to vacate stay, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Dec 01 2020Response to application (20A96) requested by Justice Kavanaugh, due Friday, December 4, by 4 p.m. ET.
Dec 02 2020Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief of Pleasant View Baptist Church, et al. submitted.
Dec 03 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Dec 04 2020Response to application from respondent Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky filed.
Dec 04 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Bourbon Christian Academy, et al.
Dec 04 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by United States Senators.
Dec 04 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Academy, et al.
Dec 04 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Church-State Scholars.
Dec 08 2020Reply of applicants Danville Christian Academy, Inc., et al. filed.
Dec 08 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by The American Medical Association, et al.
Dec 17 2020Application (20A96) referred to the Court.
Dec 17 2020Application (20A96) denied by the Court. (Detached Opinion). JUSTICE ALITO, with whom JUSTICE GORSUCH joins, dissenting from the denial of application to vacate stay. JUSTICE GORSUCH, with whom JUSTICE ALITO joins, dissenting from the denial of application to vacate stay. (Detached Opinion).