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M. C. v. Indiana Department of Child Services

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-450 Ind. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a prior restraint barring a religious parent’s speech about the topic of sex and gender with their child while allowing and even requiring speech on the same topic from a different viewpoint violates the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment; and (2) whether a trial court's order removing a child from fit parents without a particularized finding of neglect or abuse violates their right to the care, custody, and control of their child under the 14th Amendment.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 10 2023Application (23A32) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 26, 2023 to September 24, 2023, submitted to Justice Barrett.
Jul 14 2023Application (23A32) granted by Justice Barrett extending the time to file until September 24, 2023.
Sep 25 2023Motion (23M30) for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under seal filed.
Sep 25 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 29, 2023)
Oct 04 2023MOTION (23M30) DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2023.
Oct 30 2023Motion (23M30) for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under seal Granted.
Nov 16 2023Waiver of right of respondent Indiana Department of Child Services to respond filed.
Nov 21 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2023.
Nov 29 2023Brief amicus curiae of Heritage Defense Foundation filed.
Nov 29 2023Brief amici curiae of Advancing American Freedom, Inc., et al. filed.
Nov 29 2023Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Abigail Martinez.
Nov 30 2023Response Requested. (Due January 2, 2024)
Dec 07 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 2, 2024 to February 1, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 08 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 1, 2024.
Feb 01 2024Brief of respondent Indiana Department of Child Services in opposition filed.
Feb 15 2024Reply of petitioners M. C. and J. C. filed.
Feb 21 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/15/2024.