|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-1200||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether a regulation of abortion doctors is subject to a facial challenge under Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Gonzales v. Carhart, when a majority of abortion doctors have already satisfied the requirement, and where the only doctors not already in compliance failed to make diligent efforts; and (2) whether a challenge to a regulation of abortion doctors under the Due Process Clause falls within the “very limited and well-defined class of cases,” City of Columbia v. Omni Outdoor Advertising, Inc., in which inquiry into the legislature’s subjective motives is permissible.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 26 2016||Application (15A784) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 21, 2016 to March 22, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Jan 29 2016||Application (15A784) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 22, 2016.|
|Mar 22 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 25, 2016)|
|Mar 22 2016||Appendix of Brad D. Schimel, Attorney General of Wisconsin, et al. filed.|
|Apr 14 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2016.|
|May 24 2016||Brief of respondents Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 8 2016||Reply of respondents Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 27 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 27, 2016.|
|Jun 28 2016||Petition DENIED.|
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