|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether a state may require convicted sex offenders to obtain and carry a state identification bearing the words “sex offender” without facially violating the First Amendment’s prohibition on compelled speech; and (2) whether a convicted sex offender has a First Amendment right not to be prosecuted for fraudulently altering a state identification card after scratching off a statutorily required sex offender designation.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 10 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 14, 2021)|
|May 24 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 14, 2021 to July 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 25 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 14, 2021.|
|Jun 14 2021||Brief amici curiae of State of Oklahoma, et al. filed.|
|Jun 25 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 14, 2021 to August 11, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 28 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 11, 2021 (twenty-eight day extension).|
|Aug 11 2021||Brief of respondent Tazin Ardell Hill in opposition filed.|
|Aug 11 2021||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Tazin A. Hill.|
|Aug 25 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
|Aug 25 2021||Reply of petitioner Louisiana filed.|
|Oct 04 2021||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Oct 04 2021||Petition DENIED.|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf
JUST IN: The Supreme Court DENIES Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward's bid to block the Jan. 6 committee from reviewing her phone records. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent from the court's brief, unexplained order denying Ward's request.
NEW: Another fight on the shadow docket over a subpoena seeking information about election interference. Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking SCOTUS to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for her phone records. Here's Ward's filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A350.pdf