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Spectrum WT v. Wendler

Emergency application for injunction is denied on March 15, 2024.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23A820 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issue: (1) Whether public university administrators violate the First Amendment when they ban student expression from campus simply because it offends others, as several circuits have recognized in similar cases; and (2) whether the courts below erred in not enjoining a viewpoint-based prior restraint on an entire category of protected stage performances.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 04 2023Application (23A820) for Writ of Injunction Pending Appeal, submitted to Justice Alito.
Mar 06 2024Response to application (23A820) requested by Justice Alito, due by 5 p.m. (EDT) on March 13, 2024.
Mar 13 2024Response to application from respondent Walter Wendler filed.
Mar 13 2024Response to application from respondent Chancellor John Sharp and Dr. Christopher Thomas filed.
Mar 14 2024Reply of applicant Spectrum WT, et al. filed.
Mar 15 2024Application (23A820) referred to the Court.
Mar 15 2024Application (23A820) denied by the Court.