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Gish v. Newsom

Application for injunctive relief granted on Feb. 8, 2021. The Dec. 11, 2020, order of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California is vacated, and the case is remanded for further consideration in light of South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A120 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should temporarily suspend executive orders by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that restrict attendance at houses of worship while allowing some secular business to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the court's decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 07 2021Application (20A120) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 08 2021Rule 12-6 Notice That Parties Below Have No Interest In The Outcome Of The Emergency Application for a Writ of Injunction of Wendy Gish, et al. not accepted for filing. (January 13, 2021)
Jan 10 2021Response to application (20A120) requested by Justice Kagan, due Wednesday, January 13, by 5 p.m. ET.
Jan 12 2021Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, et al.
Jan 13 2021Response to application from respondents Gavin Newsom, et al. filed.
Jan 14 2021Reply of applicants Wendy Gish, et al. filed.
Jan 25 2021Supplemental brief of applicants Wendy Gish, et al. filed.
Feb 08 2021Application (20A120) referred to the Court.
Feb 08 2021The application for injunctive relief, presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court, is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, and the petition is granted. The December 11, 2020 order of the United States District Court for the Central District of California is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with instructions to remand to the District Court for further consideration in light of South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, 592 U. S. ___ (2021).
Mar 12 2021JUDGMENT ISSUED.