|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the 14th Amendment bars states from prohibiting abortions that are sought solely because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 09 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 13, 2021)|
|Apr 30 2021||Motion of Little Rock Family Planning Services, et al. for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (May 03, 2021--corrected version to be submitted)|
|May 03 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 13, 2021 to June 28, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 04 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 28, 2021.|
|May 11 2021||Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law & Justice filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amicus curiae of The Jerome Lejeune Foundation filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amici curiae of Americans United for Life filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Charlotte Lozier Institute filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amici curiae of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amici curiae of State of Missouri and 21 other states filed.|
|May 13 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Life Legal Defense Foundation filed.|
|Jun 28 2021||Brief of respondents Little Rock Family Planning Services, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jul 09 2021||Rule 29.6 Corporate Disclosure Statement filed with respect to brief in oppositon of Little Rock Family Planning Services, et al..|
|Jul 13 2021||Reply of petitioners Leslie Rutledge, in her official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Arkansas, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 14 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
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