|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether Colorado’s Blaine Amendment, which the unrebutted record plainly demonstrates was born of religious bigotry, can be used to force state and local governments to discriminate against religious institutions without violating the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 02 2015||Application (15A269) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 27, 2015 to October 28, 2015, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|Sep 15 2015||Application (15A269) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until October 28, 2015.|
|Oct 28 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 30, 2015)|
|Nov 11 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Nov 16 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 30, 2015.|
|Nov 24 2015||Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Inc. filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Excellence in Education, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amicus curiae of United States Senator Cory Gardner filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Oklahoma filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amici curiae of Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, and Colorado Legislators filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief amici curiae of Arizona, Nevada, Ohio,Utah & Wisconsin filed. VIDED.|
|Dec 30 2015||Brief of respondents James Larue and Suzanne LaRue, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.|
|Jan 13 2016||Reply of petitioners Douglas County School District, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 20 2016||Supplemental of petitioners Douglas County School District, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 25 2016||Supplemental brief of respondents James Larue and Suzanne LaRue, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Jun 26 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2017.|
|Jun 27 2017||Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, 582 U. S. ___ (2017).|
|Jul 31 2017||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Jul 31 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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