|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-935||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issue: Whether the undue burden test established in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey entitles a court to preliminarily enjoin a state abortion law—which mandates a “contracted physician” with hospital admitting privileges that effectively bans medication abortion, offers no discernible medical benefit, and leaves only one remaining abortion provider hundreds of miles away from significant population centers—without making a concrete estimate of the number of women who would be prevented or postponed in having an abortion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 21 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 1, 2018)|
|Feb 01 2018||Waiver of right of respondents Larry Jegley, et al. to respond filed.|
|Feb 01 2018||Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors, et al. filed.|
|Feb 01 2018||Brief amici curiae of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Public Health Association filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 07 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.|
|Feb 08 2018||Response Requested. (Due March 12, 2018)|
|Feb 14 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 12, 2018 to April 11, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 28 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 11, 2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 11, 2018 to April 18, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 27 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 18, 2018.|
|Apr 18 2018||Brief of respondents Larry Jegley, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 08 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/24/2018.|
|May 08 2018||Reply of petitioners Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 29 2018||Petition DENIED.|
In yet another Friday night shadow docket order, a divided Supreme Court sides with challengers to California’s COVID-related restrictions. Brief per curiam opinion and dissent from Justice Kagan: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
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President Biden will sign an executive order authorizing a commission to study Supreme Court reform. The commission will review “the length of service and turnover of justices on the court; the membership and size of the court” among other topics.
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In a Monday evening shadow-docket filing, Tennessee asks the Supreme Court to reinstate a state law that imposes a 48-hour waiting period for patients to abortions. A federal judge struck down the waiting period as unconstitutional. @AHoweBlogger explains:
Tennessee asks court to restore waiting period for abortions - SCOTUSblog
Tennessee filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday, asking the justices for permission to enforce...
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NEW: The Supreme Court agrees to take up one new case, Brown v. Davenport. It's a technical but important question about the standard for federal courts reviewing habeas claims to assess whether constitutional violations were "harmless error." https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/040521zor_3204.pdf
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