|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the “neutral principles of law” approach to resolving church property disputes requires courts to recognize a trust on church property even if the alleged trust does not comply with the state’s ordinary trust and property law.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 09 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 15, 2018)|
|Feb 13 2018||Waiver of right of respondent The Episcopal Church in South Carolina to respond filed.|
|Feb 14 2018||Waiver of right of respondent The Episcopal Church to respond filed.|
|Feb 21 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Feb 27 2018||Response Requested. (Due March 29, 2018)|
|Mar 23 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 29, 2018 to April 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 27 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 30, 2018, for all respondents.|
|Mar 29 2018||Brief amici curiae of Professors Randy Beck et al. filed.|
|Mar 29 2018||Brief amici curiae of The Falls Church Anglican, et al. filed.|
|Apr 25 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 30, 2018 to May 7, 2017, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 26 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 7, 2018, for all respondents.|
|May 07 2018||Brief of respondents The Episcopal Church, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 15 2018||Reply of petitioners The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina, et al. filed.|
|May 22 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.|
|Jun 11 2018||Petition DENIED.|
Just in: New COVID procedures (including PCR tests) for lawyers in advance of the Supreme Court's return to in-person arguments next week.
With less than a week to go b/4 #SCOTUS returns to the courtroom, the Court has posted COVID-19 protocols for lawyers arguing this fall, including a new pre-argument tradition: COVID testing. Full document is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/Fall_2021_argument_COVID_protocols.pdf
New at SCOTUS: Rick Allen Rhoades, who is set to be executed tomorrow evening in Texas, asks the justices for an emergency stay. Rhoades argues that he has been denied access to trial records that would help him investigate whether the jury selection was tainted by racial bias.
One week from today, the court will begin its new term and the justices will return to the courtroom for the first time since the pandemic hit. Time to dust off those robes and get ready for the first day. Here's our new banner, "back to school" edition, from @Courtartist.
The justices are meeting privately today for their "long conference." Thousands of cert petitions have rolled in over the summer, and the justices use today's conference to discuss which ones they should take up. Here are all the petitions we're watching:
Supreme Court Petitions - ScotusBlog
Comprehensive list of U.S. Supreme Court Petitions including issues, docket, opinions, proceedings, orders, and more.
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#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