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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Mech v. School Board of Palm Beach County

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1412 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether the decision in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. allows the government to place an imprimatur on private advertising and thereby render the advertisement government speech, stripping it of all First Amendment protection.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 4 2016Application (15A1026) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 18, 2016 to May 18, 2016, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Apr 8 2016Application (15A1026) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until May 18, 2016.
May 18 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 20, 2016)
Jun 15 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 20, 2016.
Jun 20 2016Brief amici curiae of First Amendment Lawyers Association, et al. filed.
Jul 20 2016Brief of respondent School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida in opposition filed.
Aug 2 2016Reply of petitioner David Benoit Mech filed.
Aug 10 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016Petition DENIED.
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