|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-355||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in this case.
Issue: Whether the Florida Department of Corrections’ blanket ban of Prison Legal News violates a petitioner’s First Amendment right to free speech and a free press.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 02 2018||Application (18A126) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 15, 2018 to September 14, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Aug 03 2018||Application (18A126) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 14, 2018.|
|Sep 14 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 19, 2018)|
|Sep 27 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Prison Legal News.|
|Oct 05 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Julie L. Jones, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections.|
|Oct 05 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 19, 2018 to November 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 11 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 19, 2018.|
|Oct 11 2018||Brief amici curiae of 18 Organizations that favor freedom of the press and oppose censorship filed.|
|Oct 15 2018||Brief amici curiae of Former Corrections Officials filed.|
|Oct 16 2018||Brief amici curiae of American Friends Service Committee; et al. filed. (Corrected version submitted)|
|Oct 16 2018||Brief amici curiae of American Friends Service Committee, et al. filed. (Amended version submitted November 1, 2018)|
|Oct 19 2018||Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.|
|Oct 19 2018||Brief amici curiae of Civil Rights Advocacy Organizations filed.|
|Oct 19 2018||Brief amici curiae of R Street Institute, et al. filed.|
|Oct 19 2018||Brief amici curiae of Prison Book Clubs filed.|
|Oct 19 2018||Brief amici curiae of Faith Organizations filed.|
|Nov 14 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 19, 2018 to December 3, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 16 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 3, 2018.|
|Dec 03 2018||Brief of respondent Julie L. Jones, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections in opposition filed.|
|Dec 18 2018||Reply of petitioner Prison Legal News filed.|
|Dec 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.|
|Jan 07 2019||Petition DENIED.|
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