|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-434||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: (1) Whether petitioners’ First Amendment challenge seeking an exemption from California's campaign-finance disclosure requirements is moot regarding (a) expunging past records, or (b) preventing further release of those records where the “court can fashion some form of meaningful relief” by (a) “ordering the Government to destroy or return any and all copies it may have in its possession,” Church of Scientology of California v. United States, or (b) “preventing further [government] disclosure,” United States v. Sells Engineering; (2) whether, if moot, the exemption challenge is “within the . . . exception for cases capable of repetition, yet evading review,” Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life; (3) whether the exemption challenge is ripe regarding future disclosure; and (4) whether petitioners are entitled to an exemption from challenged disclosure provisions.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 14 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 14, 2014)|
|Oct 23 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Debra Bowen, et al. to respond filed.|
|Nov 13 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Jan Scully, District Attorney for Sacramento County, et al. to respond filed.|
|Nov 25 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.|
|Nov 25 2014||Response Requested . (Due December 29, 2014)|
|Dec 8 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 28, 2015.|
|Dec 29 2014||Brief of respondents Jan Scully, District Attorney for Sacramento County, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jan 21 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.|
|Jan 22 2015||Rescheduled|
|Jan 28 2015||Brief of respondents Alex Padilla, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Feb 9 2015||Reply of petitioners ProtectMarriage.com-Yes on 8, et al. filed.|
|Feb 11 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.|
|Mar 2 2015||Petition DENIED.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050