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Schmitt v. LaRose

Petition for certiorari denied on May 26, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-974 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether the First Amendment and strict scrutiny apply to subject-matter restrictions on ballot initiatives.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 07 2019Application (19A518) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 3, 2019 to February 1, 2020, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Nov 13 2019Application (19A518) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until February 3, 2020.
Feb 03 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 5, 2020)
Feb 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 5, 2020 to April 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 6, 2020.
Mar 02 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 6, 2020 to May 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 6, 2020.
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of Initiative and Referendum Institute and Center for Competitive Democracy filed.
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of Direct Democracy Scholars filed.
Apr 27 2020Brief of respondent Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State in opposition filed. (Distributed)
May 04 2020Reply of petitioners William Schmitt, et al. filed. (Distributed)
May 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/21/2020.
May 26 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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