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Humble v. Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on December 15, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-284 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether an abortion regulation that is rationally related to the state's interest in maternal health creates an undue burden and is therefore invalid (a) only when it erects a substantial obstacle to obtaining a pre-viability abortion, as the Fifth and Sixth Circuits held, or (b) when “the extent of the burden a law imposes on a woman's right to abortion” outweighs “the strength of the state's justification for the law,” as the Ninth Circuit held in the decision below.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 2 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 10, 2014)
Sep 30 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 10, 2014, for all respondents.
Oct 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Oct 10 2014Brief amici curiae of Oklahoma, et al. filed.
Oct 10 2014Brief amici curiae of 38 Arizona Legislators filed.
Oct 10 2014Brief amici curiae of Women Injured by RU-486, et al. filed.
Nov 10 2014Brief of respondents Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2014Reply of petitioner William Humble, Director, Arizona Department of Health Services filed.
Nov 25 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Dec 15 2014Petition DENIED.