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Dignity Health v. Minton

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1135 Cal. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 13 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 16, 2020)
Mar 23 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 16, 2020 to July 15, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 24 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 15, 2020.
Apr 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.
Apr 16 2020Brief amici curiae of Catholic Medical Association and National Catholic Bioethics Center filed.
Apr 16 2020Brief amicus curiae of Providence St. Joseph Health filed.
Apr 16 2020Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Apr 16 2020Brief amici curiae of Catholic Health Association of the United States, Alliance for Catholic Health Care filed.
Jul 15 2020Brief of respondent Evan Minton in opposition filed.
Jul 28 2020Reply of petitioner Dignity Health d/b/a Mercy San Juan Medical Center filed. (Distributed)
Jul 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Jun 21 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jun 21 2021Supplemental brief of petitioner Dignity Health d/b/a Mercy San Juan Medical Center filed. (Distributed)
Jun 22 2021Supplemental brief of respondent Evan Minton filed.
Jul 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.
Jul 02 2021Rescheduled.
Sep 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.