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Reilly v. City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Petition for certiorari denied on July 2, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-983 3rd Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the Supreme Court’s holding in Reed v. Town of Gilbert – that laws restricting speech on the basis of its function or purpose are facially content-based – overruled and replaced the Supreme Court’s previous test for content neutrality set forth in Hill v. Colorado; (2) whether an Article III court’s use of the doctrine of constitutional avoidance to impose a narrowing construction on a content-based regulation of protected speech that is contrary to the law’s plain text and the government’s construction, enforcement and defense conflicts with the Supreme Court’s binding precedents in United States v. Stevens and Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union; and (3) whether the Supreme Court’s holding in McCullen v. Coakley – that the government must demonstrate it seriously undertook to address alleged problems with protected speech by less restrictive tools readily available to it – requires that the government show, with a meaningful record, that other less restrictive alternatives were tried and failed or that such alternatives were closely examined and ruled out for good reason, as stated in Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 03 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 6, 2020)
Feb 25 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 6, 2020 to April 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 6, 2020.
Apr 06 2020Waiver of right of respondents City of Harrisburg, Harrisburg City Council, and Eric Papenfuse, in his official capacity as Mayor of Harrisburg to respond filed.
Apr 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/24/2020.
Apr 17 2020Response Requested. (Due May 18, 2020)
Apr 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 18, 2020 to June 17, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 29 2020Response to motion from petitioner Colleen Reilly, et al. filed.
Apr 29 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part; the time is extended to and including May 26, 2020.
May 26 2020Brief of respondents City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 09 2020Reply of petitioners Colleen Reilly, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2020.
Jul 02 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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