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Justice v. Hosemann

Petition for certiorari denied on April 4, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-682 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether Mississippi can, consistent with the First Amendment, prohibit a small informal group of friends and neighbors from spending more than $200 on pure speech about a ballot measure unless they become a political committee, adopt the formal structure required of a political committee, register with the state, and subject themselves to the full panoply of ongoing record-keeping, reporting, and other obligations that attend status as a political committee.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 19 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2015)
Dec 7 2015Waiver of right of respondents Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi Secretary of State, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 8 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Dec 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Dec 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Cause of Action Institute filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2015Brief amici curiae of Center for Competitive Politics, et al. filed.
Dec 29 2015Response Requested . (Due January 28, 2016)
Jan 14 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 29, 2016.
Feb 29 2016Brief of respondents Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi Secretary of State, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 11 2016Reply of petitioners Gordon Vance Justice, Jr., et al. filed.
Mar 16 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 1, 2016.
Apr 4 2016Petition DENIED.