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Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1195 Mont. Jan 22, 2020
TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether it violates the religion clauses or the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution to invalidate a generally available and religiously neutral student-aid program simply because the program affords students the choice of attending religious schools.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 12 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 15, 2019)
Apr 04 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 15, 2019 to May 15, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 08 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 15, 2019.
Apr 11 2019Brief amicus curiae of Agudath Israel of America filed.
Apr 11 2019Brief amicus curiae of Alliance for Choice in Education filed.
Apr 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Honorable Scott Walker filed.
Apr 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Jerry and Kathy Armstrong, et al. filed.
Apr 12 2019Brief amici curiae of EdChoice, et al. filed.
Apr 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.
Apr 12 2019Motion of Pioneer Institute for leave to file amicus brief not accepted for filing. (April 18, 2019 -- Corrected version submitted)
Apr 12 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pioneer Institute, Inc. (4/18/2019)
Apr 12 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc.
Apr 15 2019Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Apr 15 2019Brief amicus curiae of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization filed.
Apr 15 2019Brief amicus curiae of Montana Family Foundation filed.
Apr 15 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by The Cato Institute.
Apr 15 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Liberty Justice Center, et al.
May 15 2019Brief of respondents Montana Department of Revenue, et al. in opposition filed.
May 28 2019Reply of petitioners Kendra Espinoza, et al. filed.
Jun 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2019.
Jun 28 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by The Cato Institute GRANTED.
Jun 28 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Liberty Justice Center, et al. GRANTED.
Jun 28 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc. GRANTED.
Jun 28 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pioneer Institute, Inc. GRANTED.
Jun 28 2019Petition GRANTED.
Jul 02 2019Motion for an extension of time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits filed.
Jul 16 2019Motion to extend the time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits granted and the time is extended to and including September 11, 2019.
Jul 16 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Kendra Espinoza, et al.
Jul 22 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Montana Department of Revenue, et al.
Jul 23 2019Motion for an extension of time to file respondents' brief on the merits filed.
Jul 29 2019Motion to extend the time to file respondents' brief on the merits granted and the time is extended to and including November 8, 2019.
Sep 11 2019Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Sep 11 2019Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Sep 11 2019Brief of petitioners Kendra Espinoza, et al. filed.
Sep 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of Mackinac Center for Public Policy filed.
Sep 16 2019Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Sep 16 2019Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Sep 16 2019Brief amicus curiae of Pioneer Institute, Inc. filed.
Sep 16 2019Brief amicus curiae of Opportunity Scholarship Fund filed.
Sep 17 2019Brief amici curiae of EdChoice, et al. filed.
Sep 17 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.
Sep 17 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Honorable Scott Walker filed.
Sep 17 2019Brief amici curiae of States of Oklahoma, et al. filed.
Sep 17 2019Brief amici curiae of Montana Catholic School Parents, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Senators Steve Daines, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Americans for Prosperity and yes. every kid. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Liberty Justice Center and American Federation for Children filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Alliance for Choice in Education filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Independence Institute filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Jerry and Kathy Armstrong, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Rusty Bowers, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Center for Education Reform, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Montana Family Foundation filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of 131 Current and Former State Legislators filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Forge Youth Mentoring filed.
Oct 24 2019Motion for Leave to File Brief As Amicus Curiae Out of Time of Agudath Israel of America not accepted for filing. (October 25, 2019)
Oct 24 2019Motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief out of time filed by Agudath Israel of America.
Nov 08 2019Brief of respondents Montana Department of Revenue, et al. filed.
Nov 08 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
 
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