|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should forbid Pennsylvania from certifying its 2020 election results because the state legislature's provision of no-excuse absentee voting violated both the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitutions.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 03 2020||Application (20A98) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Dec 03 2020||Response to application (20A98) requested by Justice Alito, due Tuesday, December 8, by 9 a.m. (docket entry updated 12/6/20)|
|Dec 04 2020||Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Landmark Legal Foundation.|
|Dec 07 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by P. Michael Jones, et al.|
|Dec 07 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by John Joyce, et al.|
|Dec 07 2020||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by The Republican Party of Pennsylvania.|
|Dec 07 2020||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Lehigh Valley Tea Party.|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Jay Costa, et al.|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund.|
|Dec 08 2020||Response to application from respondents Pennsylvania, et al filed.|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion for Leave to File an Amicus Brief of The Republican Party of Pennsylvania not accepted for filing. (December 08, 2020 - to be resubmitted by proper party)|
|Dec 08 2020||Reply of applicants Mike Kelly, et al. filed.|
|Dec 08 2020||Application (20A98) referred to the Court.|
|Dec 08 2020||Application (20A98) denied by the Court.|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Roy S. Moore, et al.|
|Dec 21 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Carter Phillips, et al.|
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