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Houston Community College System v. Wilson

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-804 5th Cir. Nov 2, 2021
TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether the First Amendment restricts the authority of an elected body to issue a censure resolution in response to a member’s speech.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 11 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 13, 2021)
Dec 30 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 13, 2021 to February 12, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 31 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 12, 2021.
Jan 13 2021Brief amicus curiae of Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund filed.
Jan 29 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 12, 2021 to March 22, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 22, 2021.
Mar 22 2021Brief of respondent David Buren Wilson in opposition filed.
Mar 26 2021Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.
Mar 31 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.
Mar 31 2021Reply of petitioner Houston Community College System filed. (Distributed)
Apr 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.
Apr 26 2021Petition GRANTED.
Jun 01 2021Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jun 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 14, 2021. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 17, 2021.
Jun 24 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Houston Community College System
Jun 24 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, David Buren Wilson
Jul 14 2021Brief of petitioner Houston Community College System filed.
Jul 14 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jul 19 2021Brief amici curiae of Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund, et al. filed.
Jul 20 2021Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in support of neither party filed.
Jul 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jul 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges filed.
Jul 21 2021Brief amici curiae of The State of Texas, et al. filed.
Jul 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Jewish Committee filed.
Aug 16 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Sep 01 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Sep 01 2021The record from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Sep 17 2021Brief of respondent David Buren Wilson filed. (Distributed)
Sep 21 2021CIRCULATED
Sep 24 2021Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 24 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed.
Oct 12 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument GRANTED.
Oct 15 2021Reply of petitioner Houston Community College System filed. (Distributed)
Oct 18 2021The time for oral argument is allotted as follows: 20 minutes for petitioner, 15 minutes for the Acting Solicitor General, and 35 minutes for respondent.