|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the free exercise clause of the First Amendment bars a state-law claim that seeks to compel a religiously affiliated hospital to allow medical procedures that violate its longstanding, deeply held religious beliefs; and (2) whether the First Amendment’s free expression and free association guarantees bar a state-law claim that seeks to compel a religiously affiliated hospital to allow — and thereby endorse and be associated with — medical procedures that violate its longstanding, deeply held religious beliefs.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 13 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 16, 2020)|
|Mar 23 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 16, 2020 to July 15, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 24 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 15, 2020.|
|Apr 13 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.|
|Apr 16 2020||Brief amici curiae of Catholic Medical Association and National Catholic Bioethics Center filed.|
|Apr 16 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Providence St. Joseph Health filed.|
|Apr 16 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Apr 16 2020||Brief amici curiae of Catholic Health Association of the United States, Alliance for Catholic Health Care filed.|
|Jul 15 2020||Brief of respondent Evan Minton in opposition filed.|
|Jul 28 2020||Reply of petitioner Dignity Health d/b/a Mercy San Juan Medical Center filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 29 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Jun 21 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.|
|Jun 21 2021||Supplemental brief of petitioner Dignity Health d/b/a Mercy San Juan Medical Center filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 22 2021||Supplemental brief of respondent Evan Minton filed.|
|Jul 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.|
|Jul 02 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Sep 08 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050