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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico v. Feliciano

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-921 P.R. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the First Amendment empowers courts to override the chosen legal structure of a religious organization and declare all of its constituent parts a single legal entity subject to joint and several liability.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 15 2018Application (17A1375) for a stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jun 15 2018Response to application (17A1375) requested by Justice Breyer, due Wednesday, June 20, 2018, by 3 p.m. ET.
Jun 19 2018Response to application from respondent Yalí Acevedo Feliciano, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2018Response in support of the application from respondent Catholic Employees Pension Trust filed.
Jun 21 2018Reply of applicant Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, et al. filed.
Jun 21 2018Application (17A1375) denied by Justice Breyer.
Jun 22 2018Application (17A1375) refiled and submitted to Justice Alito.
Jun 22 2018Application (17A1375) denied by Justice Alito.
Nov 02 2018Application (18A483) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 15, 2018 to December 15, 2018, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Nov 06 2018Application (18A483) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until December 15, 2018.
Dec 06 2018Application (18A483) to extend further the time from December 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Dec 07 2018Application (18A483) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until January 14, 2019.
Jan 14 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 15, 2019)
Jan 28 2019Suggestion of bankruptcy of petitioner received from counsel for respondents Yali, Acevedo Feliciano, et al. received.
Feb 01 2019Brief of respondents Yalí Acevedo Feliciano, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 06 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, et al.
Feb 07 2019Letter of February 5, 2019 received from counsel for Academia del Perpetuo Socorro and Academia San Jose.
Feb 15 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Feb 15 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Feb 15 2019Brief of respondents Academia del Perpetuo Socorro; Academia San Jose in support filed.
Feb 15 2019Brief of respondent Catholic Employees Pension Trust in support filed.
Mar 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/22/2019.
Mar 06 2019Reply of petitioners Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2019Letter of March 20, 2019 with additional authority from counsel for petitioners received. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2019Letter of March 20, 2019 from counsel for respondents received. (Distributed)
Mar 21 2019Letter of March 21, 2019 from counsel for respondents received. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2019.
Apr 08 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2019.
Apr 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/18/2019.
Apr 22 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2019.
May 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 13 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/16/2019.
May 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/23/2019.
May 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/30/2019.
Jun 03 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2019.
Jun 06 2019Letter of May 29, 2019 from counsel for respondents received. (Distributed)
Jun 10 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/13/2019.
Jun 17 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 24 2019The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
 
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