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