Knox v. Pennsylvania

Petition for certiorari denied on April 15, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-949 Pa. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether, to establish that a statement is a true threat unprotected by the First Amendment, the government must show that a “reasonable person” would regard the statement as a sincere threat of violence, or whether it is enough to show only the speaker‘s subjective intent to threaten.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 05 2018Application (18A492) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 19, 2018 to January 18, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.
Nov 07 2018Application (18A492) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 18, 2019.
Jan 18 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 21, 2019)
Jan 22 2019Waiver of right of respondent Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond filed.
Jan 25 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Jamal Knox.
Jan 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 04 2019Response Requested. (Due March 6, 2019)
Feb 28 2019Brief of respondent Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
Mar 05 2019Affidavit of service and certificate of word count filed with respect to brief in opposition of respondent Pennsylvania.
Mar 06 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mar 06 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Cato Institute and The Rutherford Institute.
Mar 06 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Michael Render ("Killer Mike"),Erik Nielson, and Other Artists and Scholars and other Artists and Scholars.
Mar 06 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Art Scholars and Historians.
Mar 12 2019Reply of petitioner Jamal Knox filed.
Mar 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2019.
Apr 15 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Michael Render, et al. GRANTED.
Apr 15 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers GRANTED.
Apr 15 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Cato Institute, et al. GRANTED.
Apr 15 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Art Scholars and Historians GRANTED.
Apr 15 2019Petition DENIED.
 
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