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Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-255 3rd Cir. Apr 28, 2021
TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, which holds that public school officials may regulate speech that would materially and substantially disrupt the work and discipline of the school, applies to student speech that occurs off campus.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 28 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 1, 2020)
Sep 21 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 30, 2020.
Oct 01 2020Brief amici curiae of Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Principals Association filed.
Oct 01 2020Brief amici curiae of National School Boards Association, et al. filed.
Nov 30 2020Brief of respondents B.L., a minor, by and through her father Lawrence Levy and her mother Betty Lou Levy in opposition filed.
Dec 14 2020Reply of petitioner Mahanoy Area School District filed.
Dec 16 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Jan 08 2021Petition GRANTED.
Feb 22 2021Brief of petitioner Mahanoy Area School District filed.
Feb 22 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Feb 24 2021Brief amici curiae of Cyberbullying Research Center, et al. filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of National School Boards Association, et al. filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. in support of neither party filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of Nation Education Association in support of neither party filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of National Association of Pupil Services Administrators and Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Services Administrators filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Principals Association filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of First Amendment and Education Law Scholars filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of The Huntsville, Alabama City Board of Education, et al. filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice in support of neither party filed.
Mar 12 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Mar 15 2021Record requested.
Mar 24 2021Brief of respondent B.L., a minor, by and through her father Lawrence Levy and her mother Betty Lou Levy filed.
Mar 26 2021Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 29 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 30 2021CIRCULATED
Mar 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of Parents Defending Education filed. (Distributed)
Mar 30 2021Brief amici curiae of Liberty Justice Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Life Legal Defense Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom and Christian Legal Society filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Independent Women's Law Center filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of College Athlete Advocates filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Law and Education Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Americans for Prosperity Foundation and The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of The National Women's Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Jane Bambauer, Ashutosh Bhagwat, and Eugene Volokh filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of School Discipline Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of States of Louisiana, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Student School Board Members filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Advancement Project, Juvenile Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Student Press Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of VanHo Law filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Mary Beth Tinker & John Tinker filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of HISD Student Congress, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Teachers, School Administrators, and the National Council of Teachers of English filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of The Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 05 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Apr 16 2021Reply of Mahanoy Area School District submitted.