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Ricks v. Idaho Contractors Board

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-66 Idaho Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should revisit its holding in Employment Division v. Smith that the free exercise clause generally requires no religious exemptions from laws that are neutral and generally applicable.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 31 2019Application (18A1256) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 10, 2019 to July 10, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jun 03 2019Application (18A1256) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until July 10, 2019.
Jul 10 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 12, 2019)
Aug 12 2019Brief amici curiae of General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, et al. filed.
Aug 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Ten Legal Scholars filed.
Aug 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Aug 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty and Asma T. Uddin filed.
Aug 12 2019Waiver of right of respondent Idaho Contractors Board to respond filed.
Aug 15 2019Proof of service filed with respect to brief amici curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty and Asma T. Uddin.
Aug 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 06 2019Response Requested. (Due October 7, 2019)
Sep 24 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 7, 2019 to November 6, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 27 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 6, 2019.
Oct 07 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Buckeye Institute filed.
Nov 06 2019Brief of respondents Idaho Contractors Board, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2019Reply of petitioner George Ricks filed.
Nov 19 2019Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition under to Rule 15.5 filed.
Nov 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Dec 03 2019Rescheduled.
Dec 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Dec 11 2019Rescheduled.
Jan 06 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 21 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Feb 14 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
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