|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-886||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issues: (1) Whether it violates the First Amendment for state law to presume that the petitioner consents to subsidizing non-chargeable speech by the group he is compelled to fund (an “opt-out” rule), as opposed to an “opt-in” rule whereby the petitioner must affirmatively consent to subsidizing such speech; and (2) whether Keller v. State Bar of California and Lathrop v. Donohue should be overruled insofar as they permit the state to force the petitioner to join a trade association he opposes as a condition of earning a living in his chosen profession.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 02 2017||Application (17A494) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.|
|Nov 06 2017||Application (17A494) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until December 15, 2017.|
|Dec 15 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 22, 2018)|
|Jan 11 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 22, 2018 to February 21, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 12 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 21, 2018, for all respondents.|
|Jan 22 2018||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pacific Legal Foundation.|
|Jan 22 2018||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi, et al.|
|Feb 16 2018||Waiver of right of respondent Joe Wetch, Aubrey Fiebelkorn-Zuger, and Tony Weiler to respond filed.|
|Mar 07 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 12 2018||Response Requested. (Due April 11, 2018)|
|Mar 16 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 11, 2018 to May 10, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 20 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 10, 2018, for all respondents.|
|Apr 23 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 10, 2018 to June 8, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 26 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 8, 2018, for all respondents.|
|Jun 08 2018||Brief of respondents Joe Wetch, Aubrey Fiebelkorn-Zuger, and Tony Weiler in opposition filed.|
|Jun 08 2018||Brief of respondent Penny Miller, Secretary-Treasurer of the State Board of Law Examiners in opposition filed.|
|Jun 22 2018||Reply of petitioner Arnold Fleck filed.|
|Jun 27 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.|
|Oct 01 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/5/2018.|
|Oct 09 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/12/2018.|
|Oct 22 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/26/2018.|
|Oct 29 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/2/2018.|
|Nov 05 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2018.|
|Nov 13 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/16/2018.|
|Nov 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/30/2018.|
|Dec 03 2018||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pacific Legal Foundation GRANTED.|
|Dec 03 2018||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi, et al. GRANTED.|
|Dec 03 2018||Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Janus v. State, County, and Municipal Employees, 585 U. S. ___ (2018).|
|Jan 04 2019||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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