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