Schulz v. Presbytery of Seattle

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-261 Wash. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, in a dispute between a local congregation and its former denomination over ownership of property to which the local congregation holds legal title, the First Amendment permits courts to apply a rule of absolute deference to assertions of ownership by the denomination.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 28 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 2, 2020)
Sep 18 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 2, 2020 to November 2, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 21 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 2, 2020.
Sep 21 2020Response to motion from petitioners Jeff Schulz, et al. filed.
Oct 02 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
Oct 02 2020Brief amicus curiae of Anglican Church in North America filed.
Oct 02 2020Brief amici curiae of Law and Religion and Constitutional Law Professors filed.
Oct 30 2020Brief of respondents The Presbytery of Seattle, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 16 2020Reply of petitioners Jeff Schulz, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 17 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.
Nov 30 2020Rescheduled.
 
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