|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-992||Ark.||Not Argued||Jun 26, 2017||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2016|
Holding: Having chosen to make its birth certificates more than mere markers of biological relationships and to use them to give married parents a form of legal recognition that is not available to unmarried parents, Arkansas may not, consistent with Obergefell v. Hodges, deny married same-sex couples that recognition.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded in a per curiam opinion on June 26, 2017. Justice Gorsuch filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Thomas and Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 13 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 15, 2017)|
|Feb 24 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 14, 2017.|
|Mar 15 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.|
|Mar 15 2017||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al.|
|Mar 15 2017||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Family Equality Council, et al.|
|Mar 15 2017||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Family Law Professors.|
|Apr 14 2017||Brief of respondent Nathaniel Smith in opposition filed.|
|May 1 2017||Reply of petitioners Marisa N. Pavan, et al. filed.|
|May 2 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.|
|May 22 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 25, 2017.|
|May 22 2017||Record Requested .|
|May 23 2017||Record received from the Supreme Court of Arkansas. The record is electronic.|
|May 30 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 1, 2017.|
|Jun 5 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.|
|Jun 12 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 15, 2017.|
|Jun 19 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.|
|Jun 26 2017||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Family Equality Council, et al., GRANTED.|
|Jun 26 2017||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Family Law Professors GRANTED.|
|Jun 26 2017||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al. GRANTED.|
|Jun 26 2017||Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and CASE REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Gorsuch, with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Alito join, dissenting. (Detached Opinion).|
|Jul 28 2017||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Jul 28 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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