|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether a levy that forces property owners to fund other individuals’ campaign donations implicates the First Amendment’s compelled-subsidy doctrine; and (2) whether a compelled subsidy of speech should be examined under rational-basis review, as the decision below concluded, or whether a higher standard of review is appropriate.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 24 2019||Application (19A345) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 9, 2019 to November 8, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Sep 26 2019||Application (19A345) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 8, 2019.|
|Nov 07 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 12, 2019)|
|Nov 18 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Mark Elster, et al.|
|Nov 20 2019||Waiver of City of Seattle, Washington of right to respond not accepted for filing. (November 26, 2019)|
|Nov 20 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, City of Seattle, Washington.|
|Nov 26 2019||Waiver of right of respondent City of Seattle, Washington to respond filed.|
|Dec 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Dec 10 2019||Response Requested. (Due January 9, 2020)|
|Dec 12 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Goldwater Institute filed.|
|Dec 16 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 9, 2020 to February 10, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 18 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 10, 2020.|
|Jan 09 2020||Brief amici curiae of American Association of Christian Schools, et al filed.|
|Jan 09 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Feb 10 2020||Brief of respondent City of Seattle, Washington in opposition filed.|
|Feb 21 2020||Reply of petitioners Mark Elster, et al. filed.|
|Feb 26 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/20/2020.|
|Mar 18 2020||Rescheduled.|
|Mar 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/27/2020.|
|Mar 30 2020||Petition DENIED.|
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