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Speech First, Inc. v. Sands

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-156 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether university bias-response teams — official entities that solicit, track, and investigate reports of bias; ask to meet with perpetrators; and threaten to refer students for formal discipline — objectively chill students’ speech in violation of the First Amendment.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 14 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 18, 2023)
Aug 30 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 18, 2023 to October 18, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 31 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 18, 2023.
Sep 14 2023Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Sep 15 2023Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Sep 15 2023Brief amici curiae of Liberty Justice Center filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amicus curiae of The Buckeye Institute filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amicus curiae of Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Inc. filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amicus curiae of Parents Defending Education filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amici curiae of Americans for Prosperity Foundation, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amici curiae of Alumni Free Speech Alliance, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2023Brief amici curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom, et al. filed.
Oct 18 2023Brief of respondent Timothy Sands, in his individual capacity and official capacity as President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, et al. in response filed.
Oct 18 2023Lodging proposal letter under Rule 32.3 of respondent filed.
Oct 26 2023Reply of petitioner Speech First, Inc. filed.
Nov 01 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/17/2023.
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Dec 01 2023Rescheduled.
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