|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-59||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred when it held - in conflict with the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits, but in accord with the Seventh Circuit - that a district court's order striking or refusing to consider a qualified immunity motion is not subject to interlocutory appeal, even when it subjects a public official to unlimited discovery for the duration of a lawsuit; and (2) whether petitioners are entitled to qualified immunity.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 16 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 18, 2014)|
|Jul 21 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Aug 1 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents|
|Aug 11 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Gage Wescom, et al. to respond filed.|
|Aug 18 2014||Brief amici curiae of The International Municipal Lawyers Association, and The National Association of Police Organizations filed.|
|Aug 27 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Sep 3 2014||Response Requested . (Due October 3, 2014)|
|Sep 30 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 3, 2014.|
|Nov 3 2014||Brief of respondents Gage Wescom, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 18 2014||Reply of petitioners John Darren Schultz, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 19 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2014.|
|Dec 8 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.|
|Dec 15 2014||Petition DENIED.|
In yet another Friday night shadow docket order, a divided Supreme Court sides with challengers to California’s COVID-related restrictions. Brief per curiam opinion and dissent from Justice Kagan: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
By vote of 5-4, #SCOTUS blocks California's COVID-related restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and worship. Opinion & Kagan's dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
President Biden will sign an executive order authorizing a commission to study Supreme Court reform. The commission will review “the length of service and turnover of justices on the court; the membership and size of the court” among other topics.
President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States | The White House
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#SCOTUS confirms that "[i]n keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19," it will hear oral arguments in April and on May 4 remotely, as it has for the other argument sessions this term. Press release here: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Media-Advisory-Teleconference-Arguments.pdf
In a Monday evening shadow-docket filing, Tennessee asks the Supreme Court to reinstate a state law that imposes a 48-hour waiting period for patients to abortions. A federal judge struck down the waiting period as unconstitutional. @AHoweBlogger explains:
Tennessee asks court to restore waiting period for abortions - SCOTUSblog
Tennessee filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday, asking the justices for permission to enforce...
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NEW: The Supreme Court agrees to take up one new case, Brown v. Davenport. It's a technical but important question about the standard for federal courts reviewing habeas claims to assess whether constitutional violations were "harmless error." https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/040521zor_3204.pdf
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