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Gordon College v. DeWeese-Boyd

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-145 Mass. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 02 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 2, 2021)
Aug 10 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Gordon College, et al.
Aug 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 2, 2021 to November 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 16 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 1, 2021.
Aug 17 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Margaret DeWeese-Boyd
Aug 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Association of Christian Schools International filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amici curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty and Agudath Israel of America filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amici curiae of The Cardinal Newman Society, et al. filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amici curiae of Association of Classical Christian Schools, et al. filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amici curiae of Benedictine College, et al. filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amici curiae of Nebraska, et al. filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amici curiae of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. filed.
Sep 02 2021Brief amicus curiae of Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team of the Religious Freedom Institute filed.
Nov 01 2021Brief of respondent Margaret DeWeese-Boyd in opposition filed.
Nov 15 2021Reply of petitioners Gordon College, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.
Nov 30 2021Rescheduled.
Dec 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/10/2021.
Dec 07 2021Rescheduled.
Jan 03 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Jan 04 2022Rescheduled.
Jan 10 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/14/2022.