|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-1388||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether Trans World Airlines Inc. v. Hardison, which stated that employers suffer an “undue hardship” in accommodating an employee’s religious exercise whenever doing so would require them “to bear more than a de minimis cost,” misinterprets 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(j) – which specifies that “‘religion’ includes all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as belief, unless an employer demonstrates that he is unable to reasonably accommodate to an employee’s or prospective employee’s religious observance or practice without undue hardship on the conduct of the employer’s business” – and should be overruled.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 15 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 20, 2020)|
|Jul 10 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Jason Small.|
|Jul 17 2020||Brief amici curiae of Muslim Advocates and The Sikh Coalition filed.|
|Jul 17 2020||Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, National Association of Evangelicals, Association of Christian Schools International, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, Queens Federation of Churches filed.|
|Jul 20 2020||Brief amici curiae of Religious Liberty Scholars et al. filed.|
|Jul 20 2020||Brief amici curiae of National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs, et al. filed.|
|Aug 05 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Aug 19 2020||Response Requested. (Due September 18, 2020)|
|Sep 01 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 18, 2020 to October 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 01 2020||Response to motion from petitioner Jason Small filed.|
|Sep 03 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part; the time is extended to and including October 16, 2020.|
|Oct 16 2020||Brief of respondent Memphis Light, Gas & Water in opposition filed.|
|Nov 03 2020||Reply of petitioner Jason Small filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 04 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/20/2020.|
|Nov 18 2020||Rescheduled.|
|Nov 30 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.|
|Dec 01 2020||Rescheduled.|
|Dec 07 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.|
|Dec 09 2020||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 04 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Jan 05 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.|
|Jan 12 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Feb 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.|
|Mar 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.|
|Mar 15 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|Mar 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.|
|Mar 29 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.|
|Apr 05 2021||Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch, with whom Justice Alito joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
Monday's decision rejecting sentence reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders may have been unanimous, but @ekownyankah writes that there is far more going on than the ruling's dry textual analysis might indicate. Read his incisive analysis here:
After decades, Congress reduced the racially unjust crack/cocaine disparity... raising amounts required for prison time. Why would Congress have left small time dealers to rot in prison for decades?
My thoughts on SCOTUS's ruling in Terry v. United States:https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/unanimous-ruling-on-crack-cocaine-disparity-is-heavy-on-text-light-on-history/
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
SCOTUS rules 9-0 that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for re-sentencing under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive. Here is the opinion in Terry v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-5904_i4dk.pdf
SCOTUS sides with the gov in 2 cases about whether certain criminal defendants are entitled to new trials / new plea hearings as a result of the court's 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States which narrowed a federal law barring people with felony convictions from possessing guns
In a relatively quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS takes up no new cases. But it does invite the federal government to submit a brief on the pending petition that asks the justices to take up a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061421zor_6j36.pdf
The Supreme Court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by opinion(s?) at 10:00.
There are 21 opinions outstanding including Obamacare, LGBTQ+ rights vs. religious liberty, and student speech.
We’ll crank up the live blog at 9:25. Join us!
Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, June 14 - SCOTUSblog
We will be live blogging on Monday, June 14, as the court releases orders from the June 10 conference and one ...
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