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Living Essentials, LLC v. Washington

Petition for certiorari denied on October 5, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-988 Wash. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the prior-substantiation doctrine—which makes a commercial speaker liable if it lacks adequate “substantiation” for its factual claims before making them in an advertisement, even if the speech is never proven to be false—violates the First Amendment.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 10 2019Application (19A646) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 1, 2020 to February 3, 2020, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Dec 10 2019Application (19A646) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until February 3, 2020.
Feb 03 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 9, 2020)
Feb 12 2020Waiver of right of respondent State of Washington to respond filed.
Feb 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.
Feb 27 2020Response Requested. (Due March 30, 2020)
Feb 28 2020Brief amici curiae of Robert M McKenna and Michael C Turpen filed.
Mar 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 30, 2020 to May 29, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 29, 2020.
Mar 11 2020Brief amici curiae of Goldwater Institute; Cato Institute; Reason Foundation filed.
Mar 27 2020Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Justice Center filed.
Mar 27 2020Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Mar 30 2020Brief amici curiae of Kentucky, et al. filed.
May 05 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 29, 2020 to June 29, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 29, 2020.
Jun 29 2020Brief of respondent State of Washington in opposition filed.
Jul 13 2020Reply of petitioners Living Essentials, LLC, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 15 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Oct 05 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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