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Keister v. Bell

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-388 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred in relying on the government’s (or its delegee’s) intent to regulate speech in determining that public sidewalks adjacent to government buildings are not traditional public forums, in conflict with decisions by this court and numerous circuits; and (2) whether the status of a public sidewalk as a protected traditional public forum should be determined by the text, history and tradition of the First Amendment rather than by an indeterminate multi-factor balancing test.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 05 2022Application (22A112) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 24, 2022 to October 23, 2022, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 09 2022Application (22A112) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 24, 2022.
Sep 08 2022Application (22A112) to extend further the time from September 24, 2022 to October 24, 2022, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Sep 14 2022Application (22A112) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until October 24, 2022.
Oct 21 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 25, 2022)
Nov 16 2022Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Nov 18 2022Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Nov 21 2022Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Nov 22 2022Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Nov 23 2022Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression filed.
Nov 23 2022Brief amicus curiae of Young America's Foundation filed.