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Rosenblatt v. City of Santa Monica, California

Petition for certiorari denied on May 18, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1081 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a local ordinance that discriminates against interstate commerce, and was enacted for a discriminatory purpose, must additionally discriminate exclusively against nonresidents to be subject to heightened scrutiny under the dormant commerce clause; and (2) whether a local ordinance that purports to ban advertisements for interstate services made over the internet, and is enforced in that extraterritorial manner, can be saved from dormant commerce clause scrutiny based on an irrebuttable “presumption” that the legislature did not “intend” for the ordinance to apply in the extraterritorial manner in which the ordinance is being enforced.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 02 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 3, 2020)
Apr 02 2020Brief of respondents The City of Santa Monica, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 16 2020Reply of petitioner Arlene Rosenblatt filed.
Apr 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.
May 18 2020Petition DENIED.
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