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Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District

Petition for certiorari denied on March 30, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-720 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit erred by allowing school officials to prevent students from engaging in a silent, passive expression of opinion by wearing American flag shirts because other students might react negatively to the pro-America message, thereby incorporating a heckler's veto into the free speech rights of students contrary to Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District and the decisions of other United States courts of appeals.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 15 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 20, 2015)
Jan 8 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 19, 2015.
Jan 13 2015Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Jan 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom filed.
Jan 20 2015Brief amici curiae of Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker filed.
Feb 19 2015Brief of respondents Morgan Hill Unified School District, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 9 2015Reply of petitioners John Dariano, et ux., on Behalf of Their Minor Child, M. D., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 11 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.
Mar 30 2015Petition DENIED.