|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, an executive order by California Governor Gavin Newsom that limits attendance at places of worship to 25 percent of building capacity, or a maximum of 100 attendees, in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 26 2020||Application (19A1044) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|May 26 2020||Supplemental brief of applicants South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. filed.|
|May 27 2020||Response to application (19A1044) requested by Justice Kagan, due Thursday, May 28, by 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.|
|May 27 2020||Notice of New County Order Relevant to Plaintiffs' Emergency Application for Writ of Injunction of Wilma J. Wooten, Public Health Officer, County of San Diego; Helen Robbins-Meyer, Director of Emergency Services; and William D. Gore, Sheriff of the County of San Diego not accepted for filing. (May 28, 2020)|
|May 28 2020||Response to application from respondents Wilma J. Wooten, et al. filed.|
|May 28 2020||Response to application from respondents Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, et al. filed.|
|May 29 2020||Reply of applicants South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. filed.|
|May 29 2020||Application (19A1044) referred to the Court.|
|May 29 2020||Application (19A1044) denied by the Court. JUSTICE THOMAS, JUSTICE ALITO, JUSTICE GORSUCH, and JUSTICE KAVANAUGH would grant the application. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, concurring in denial of application for injunctive relief. JUSTICE KAVANAUGH, with whom JUSTICE THOMAS and JUSTICE GORSUCH join, dissenting from denial of application for injunctive relief. (Detached Opinion).|
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A relatively humdrum Monday-morning order list today. No new cases added to the court's docket. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
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Majority of court appears poised to uphold Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks - SCOTUSblog
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