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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1392 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 16 2020Application (19A1027) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 16, 2020 to June 15, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.
Mar 19 2020Application (19A1027) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until June 15, 2020.
Jun 15 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 20, 2020)
Jun 25 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 26 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 19, 2020, for all respondents.
Jul 14 2020Brief amici curiae of Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson and Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi filed.
Jul 14 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas Dobbs, et al.
Jul 17 2020Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Jul 20 2020Brief amici curiae of 375 Women Injured By Second and Third Trimester Late Term Abortions and Melinda Thybault, Individually and Acting on Behalf of 336,214 Signers of The Moral Outcry Petition filed.
Jul 20 2020Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia filed.
Jul 20 2020Brief amicus curiae of Illinois Right to Life filed.
Jul 20 2020Brief amici curiae of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, et al. filed.
Jul 20 2020Brief amici curiae of Inner Life Fund and Institute for Faith and Family filed.
Jul 20 2020Amicus brief of Robin Pierucci, M.D., and Life Legal Defense Foundation submitted.
Aug 19 2020Brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 02 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Sep 02 2020Reply of petitioners Thomas Dobbs, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 22 2020Rescheduled.
Oct 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.
Oct 05 2020Rescheduled.
Oct 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/16/2020.
Oct 14 2020Rescheduled.
Oct 22 2020Supplemental brief of petitioners Thomas Dobbs, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/30/2020.
Oct 26 2020Supplemental brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2020Supplemental brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. filed (33.1 format).
Oct 29 2020Rescheduled.
Nov 02 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/6/2020.
Nov 04 2020Rescheduled.
Nov 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/13/2020.
Nov 10 2020Rescheduled.
Nov 16 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/20/2020.
Nov 18 2020Rescheduled.
Nov 30 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.
Dec 01 2020Rescheduled.
Dec 07 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Dec 09 2020Rescheduled.
Jan 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Jan 11 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.
Jan 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.
Feb 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Mar 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.
Mar 15 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.
Mar 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.
Mar 29 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.
Apr 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.
Apr 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.
Apr 26 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/30/2021.
May 10 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/13/2021.
May 17 2021Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
May 26 2021Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jun 01 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al.
Jun 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 22, 2021. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 13, 2021.
Jun 09 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas Dobbs, et al.
Jul 19 2021Brief amicus curiae of Cleveland Lawyers for Life filed.
Jul 20 2021Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle filed.
Jul 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Prolife Foundation, The Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yacov David Cohen, Rabbi Chananya Weissman, and Bonnie Chernin (President, Jewish Life League) filed.
Jul 22 2021Brief of petitioners Thomas Dobbs, et al. filed.
Jul 22 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jul 22 2021Brief amicus curiae of Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed.
Jul 22 2021Brief amici curiae of 375 Women Injured By Second And Third Trimester Late Term Abortions and Abortion Recovery Leaders filed.
Jul 23 2021Brief amici curiae of National Right to Life Committee and Louisiana Right to Life Federation filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition For Religious Liberty filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amici curiae of Catholic Medical Association, National Association of Catholic Nurses-USA, Idaho Chooses Life and Texas Alliance for Life filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amici curiae of African American, Hispanic, Roman Catholic and Protestant Religious and Civil Rights Organizations and Leaders filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amicus curiae of Senators Josh Hawley, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amicus curiae of Trinity Legal Center filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amicus curiae of Thomas More Society filed.
Jul 26 2021Brief amici curiae of Melinda Thybault, Founder of The Moral Outcry Petition, et al. filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amici curiae of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Other Religious Organizations filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of LONANG Institute filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amici curiae of 22 State Policy Organizations filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amici curiae of Connie Weiskopf and Kristine L. Brown filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professor Kurt T. Lash filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amici curiae of Robin Pierucci, M.D., and Life Legal Defense Foundation filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Priests for Life filed.
Jul 27 2021Brief amici curiae of Amicus Curiae Hannah S., John S. and Marlene S filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amici curiae of The Center for Medical Progress and David Daleiden filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amici curiae of European Legal Scholars in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amici curiae of 396 State Legislators from 41 States filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amici curiae of 141 International Legal Scholars filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Mary Kay Bacallao Advocating for Unborn Children as Persons in support of neither party filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professor Randy Beck filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society and Robertson Center for Constitutional Law filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Center for Religious Expression filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Center for Family and Human Rights filed.
Jul 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed.
Jul 28 2021Amicus brief of Foundation for Moral Law, Lutherans for Life submitted.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Americans United for Life filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Ethics and Public Policy Center filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Family Research Council filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Human Coalition Action and Students for Life of America filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Lee J. Strang filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Biologists in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Professors Mary Ann Glendon and O. Carter Snead filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, M.D., M.P.H., et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Commissioner Andy Gipson, Former Representative and Chair of Mississippi House Judiciary B Committee filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Care Net, a National Affiliation Organization of 1,200 Pregnancy Help Centers, and Alpha Center, a South Dakota Registered Pregnancy Help Center filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Reason for Life filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Illinois Right to Life, et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Jonathan English filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Intercessors for America including its Intercessor Prayer Partners filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of 228 Members of Congress filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Governor Henry McMaster and Eleven Additional Governors filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of The European Centre for Law and Justice filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of National Catholic Bioethics Center, et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professor Stephen G. Gilles filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Jurisprudence John M. Finnis and Robert P. George filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of States of Texas, et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of The American Cornerstone Institute and its founder Dr. Benjamin S. Carson filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Advancing American Freedom, Inc., et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Democrats for Life of America Five Democratic Legislators from Five Individual State Legislatures filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Women Legislators, The Susan B. Anthony List filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Christian Medical & Dental Associations filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. and the Charlotte Lozier Institute filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of American College of Pediatricians and Association of American Physicians & Surgeons filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of CatholicVote.org Education Fund filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Heartbeat International, Inc. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Rep. Steve Carra and 320 State Legislators from 35 States filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Foundation to Abolish Abortion, et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of World Faith Foundation and Institute for Faith and Family filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of March for Life Education and Defense Fund filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Elliot Institute filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Texas Right to Life filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice and Bioethics Defense Fund filed.
Jul 29 2021Amicus brief of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. not accepted for filing. (August 03, 2021 - Correct service required; to be printed).
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. filed.
Jul 29 2021Amicus brief of Pacific Justice Institute not accepted for filing. (August 03, 2021 - Correct service required; to be printed)
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Justice Institute filed.
Jul 29 2021Amicus brief of Joseph W. Dellapenna not accepted for filing. (August 03, 2021 - Correct service required; to be printed)
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Joseph W. Dellapenna filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amici curiae of 240 Women Scholars and Professionals, and Prolife Feminist Organizations filed.
Jul 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Good Counsel, Inc. filed.
Aug 03 2021Amicus brief of 240 Women Scholars and Professionals, and Prolife Feminist Organizations submitted.
Sep 13 2021Brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. filed.
Sep 16 2021Amicus brief of Anthony Hawks submitted.