|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether professors at religious colleges perform ministerial functions when the college exists to spread its faith, and the college requires faculty, as a primary component of their position, to integrate Christian doctrine into their work and academic disciplines, engage in teaching and scholarship from a decidedly religious perspective, and serve as advisors and mentors for student spiritual formation; and (2) whether the First Amendment requires courts to defer to the good-faith characterization of a ministerial position by a religious organization or church.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 02 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 2, 2021)|
|Aug 10 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Gordon College, et al.|
|Aug 13 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 2, 2021 to November 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 16 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 1, 2021.|
|Aug 17 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Margaret DeWeese-Boyd|
|Aug 31 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Association of Christian Schools International filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amici curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty and Agudath Israel of America filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amici curiae of The Cardinal Newman Society, et al. filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amici curiae of Association of Classical Christian Schools, et al. filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amici curiae of Benedictine College, et al. filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amici curiae of Nebraska, et al. filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amicus curiae of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amici curiae of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. filed.|
|Sep 02 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team of the Religious Freedom Institute filed.|
|Nov 01 2021||Brief of respondent Margaret DeWeese-Boyd in opposition filed.|
|Nov 15 2021||Reply of petitioners Gordon College, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 16 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.|
|Nov 30 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Dec 06 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/10/2021.|
|Dec 07 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 03 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.|
|Jan 04 2022||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 10 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/14/2022.|
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