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High Plains Harvest Church v. Polis

Application for injunctive relief granted on Dec. 15, 2020. Justice Kagan, joined by Justices Breyer and Sotomayor, dissent.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A105 10th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should temporarily suspend, pending appeal, a Colorado regulation that caps attendance at houses of worship at 50 people in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as an unconstitutional infringement on the right to free exercise of religion under the First Amendment.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 04 2020Application (20A105) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Dec 04 2020Response to application (20A105) requested by Justice Gorsuch, due Wednesday, December 9, by 4 p.m. ET.
Dec 04 2020Exhibits of High Plains Harvest Church, et al. submitted.
Dec 09 2020Response to application from respondents Jared Polis, et al. filed.
Dec 11 2020Reply of applicants High Plains Harvest Church, et al. filed.
Dec 15 2020Application (20A105) referred to the Court.
Dec 15 2020The application for injunctive relief, presented to JUSTICE GORSUCH and by him referred to the Court, is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, and the petition is granted. The August 10 order of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit with instructions to remand to the District Court for further consideration in light of Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo, 592 U. S. ___ (2020). JUSTICE KAGAN, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR join, dissenting. (Detached opinion)
Jan 19 2021JUDGMENT ISSUED.