|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-1405||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2022|
Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred in applying the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act when it held that Georgia need not grant a religious accommodation offered in 39 other prison systems; (2) whether RLUIPA allows religious accommodations to be denied based on any plausible risk to penological interests, if the government merely asserts that it chooses to take no risks; and (3) whether RLUIPA prohibits courts from granting any religious accommodation short of the full accommodation sought by a plaintiff prisoner.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 08 2022||Application (21A515) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 29, 2022 to May 28, 2022, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Mar 16 2022||Application (21A515) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until April 28, 2022.|
|Apr 28 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 6, 2022)|
|May 17 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 6, 2022 to July 5, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 18 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 5, 2022.|
|Jun 03 2022||Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society and National Association of Evangelicals filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amici curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, et al. filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Sikh Coalition filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amici curiae of Former Prison Officials filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amici curiae of Kristen Bell, J.D., Ph.D., et al. filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Religious Freedom Institute filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amici curiae of Prison Safety and Religion Scholars filed.|
|Jul 05 2022||Brief of respondent Timothy C. Ward, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections in opposition filed.|
|Jul 19 2022||Reply of petitioner Lester J. Smith filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 20 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.|
NEW: SCOTUS agrees to take up NINE new cases, including Gonzalez v. Google, involving the scope of tech companies' immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The order list is not yet posted on the court's website, but here is a link: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/100322ZOR.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: It's the opening day of the 2022-23 term. At 9:30 a.m. EDT, the court will issue orders, which may include cert grants from last week's "long conference." Then, at 10, the court will hear two arguments as Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the bench for the first time.
Goodbye SCOTUS, a fond farewell . . .
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Art Lien, AKA @Courtartist, retired over the summer after 45 years drawing the Supreme Court. For the last nine of those years, Art worked for SCOTUSblog. We're honoring his journalism with a retrospective on his work. Trust us, it's a feast for the eyes:
Forty-five years of visual journalism from a supremely talented court artist - SCOTUSblog
For 45 years, Arthur Lien witnessed, sketched, and recorded for posterity some of the Supreme Court's most historic ...
Justice Jackson's investiture ceremony has concluded. After the ceremony, she took the traditional walk down the court's front steps, accompanied by the chief justice. She also shared a moment with her husband, Patrick, on the plaza after the ceremony. Photos by @katieleebarlow.
Today at SCOTUS: The investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve as a justice. Jackson was sworn in over the summer, so the investiture is purely ceremonial. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris reportedly are expected to attend the invite-only event at the court.