|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-804||5th Cir.||TBD||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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 11 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 13, 2021)|
|Dec 30 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 13, 2021 to February 12, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 31 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 12, 2021.|
|Jan 13 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund filed.|
|Jan 29 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 12, 2021 to March 22, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 01 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 22, 2021.|
|Mar 22 2021||Brief of respondent David Buren Wilson in opposition filed.|
|Mar 26 2021||Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.|
|Mar 31 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Mar 31 2021||Reply of petitioner Houston Community College System filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.|
|Apr 26 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jun 01 2021||Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Jun 04 2021||Motion 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 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Houston Community College System|
|Jun 24 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, David Buren Wilson|
|Jul 14 2021||Brief of petitioner Houston Community College System filed.|
|Jul 14 2021||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jul 19 2021||Brief amici curiae of Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund, et al. filed.|
|Jul 20 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in support of neither party filed.|
|Jul 21 2021||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jul 21 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges filed.|
|Jul 21 2021||Brief amici curiae of The State of Texas, et al. filed.|
|Jul 21 2021||Amicus brief of AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE submitted.|
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