|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-755||7th Cir||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2013|
Issue: (1) Whether the Establishment Clause prohibits the government from conducting public functions such as high school graduation exercises in a church building, where the function has no religious content and the government selected the venue for reasons of secular convenience; (2) whether the government “coerces” religious activity in violation of Lee v. Weisman and Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe where there is no pressure to engage in a religious practice or activity, but merely exposure to religious symbols; and (3) whether the government “endorses” religion when it engages in a religion-neutral action that incidentally exposes citizens to a private religious message.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 4 2012||Application (12A329) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 21, 2012 to December 20, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Oct 4 2012||Application (12A329) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 20, 2012.|
|Dec 20 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 22, 2013)|
|Jan 9 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 21, 2013.|
|Jan 17 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus cuirae briefs, in support of either party or of neitiher party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Jan 17 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Jan 18 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom filed.|
|Jan 22 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Jan 22 2013||Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.|
|Jan 22 2013||Brief amici curiae of American Association of School Administratiors, et al. filed.|
|Feb 21 2013||Brief of respondents John Doe, 3, a Minor by Doe 3's Next Best Friend Doe 2, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 6 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 22, 2013.|
|Mar 6 2013||Reply of petitioner Elmbrook School District filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 25 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 29, 2013.|
|Apr 1 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Apr 15 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.|
|Apr 22 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 26, 2013.|
|Apr 29 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.|
|May 13 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.|
|May 5 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.|
|May 6 2014||Supplemental brief of petitioner Elmbrook School District filed. (Distributed)|
|May 7 2014||Supplemental brief of respondents John Doe, 3, a Minor by Doe 3's Next Best Friend Doe 2, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 19 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.|
|May 27 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.|
|Jun 2 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.|
|Jun 9 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.|
|Jun 16 2014||Petition DENIED. Justice Scalia, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
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