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Dr. A. v. Hochul

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1143 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether an administrative rule that targets and forbids religious conduct, while permitting otherwise identical secular conduct, is permissible under the free exercise clause; and (2) whether Employment Division v. Smith should be overruled.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 12 2021Application (21A145) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Nov 12 2021Response to application (21A145) requested by Justice Sotomayor, due Tuesday, November 16, by 4 p.m.
Nov 16 2021Response to application from respondents Kathy Hochul, et al. filed.
Nov 16 2021Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Sharon Fast Gustafson, et al.
Nov 17 2021Reply of applicants Dr. A., et al. filed.
Nov 18 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by John Doe 1.
Nov 23 2021Letter of applicants Dr. A., et al. filed.
Dec 13 2021Application (21A145) referred to the Court.
Dec 13 2021Application (21A145) denied by the Court. Justice Thomas would grant the application. Justice Gorsuch, with whom Justice Alito joins, dissenting from the denial of application for injunctive relief. (Detached Opinion)
Feb 14 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 18, 2022)
Mar 04 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 18, 2022 to April 18, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 04 2022Response to motion to extend the time to file a response from petitioner Dr. A., et al. filed.
Mar 08 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part, and the time is extended to and including April 1, 2022.
Mar 16 2022Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.
Mar 17 2022Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed.
Mar 17 2022Brief amici curiae of Drs. Jay Bhattacharya and R. Scott French filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amicus curiae of New Civil Liberties Alliance filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amici curiae of United States Senators Marco Rubio, et al. filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amicus curiae of The Robertson Center for Constitutional Law filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amicus curiae of Catholic Medical Association filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amicus curiae of Protect The First Foundation filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amici curiae of Former EEOC Employees and Title VII Religious Accommodation Experts filed.
Mar 18 2022Brief amicus curiae of Thomas More Law Center filed.
Apr 01 2022Brief of respondents Kathy Hochul, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 05 2022Waiver of the 14-day waiting period for distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.
Apr 05 2022Reply of petitioners Dr. A., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 06 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/22/2022.
Apr 20 2022Rescheduled.
Apr 25 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/29/2022.
Apr 29 2022Rescheduled.
May 09 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/12/2022.
May 12 2022Rescheduled.
May 16 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/19/2022.
May 17 2022Rescheduled.