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St. Augustine School v. Underly

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1295 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether summary reversal is warranted when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit did not consider this case in light of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, as ordered by the Supreme Court on July 2, 2020; (2) whether summary reversal is warranted when the 7th Circuit concluded that an overlapping state remedy rendered unnecessary resolution of the petitioners' federal constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in compliance with the Supreme Court’s mandate; and (3) whether summary reversal is warranted when the 7th Circuit declined to hold that the petitioners' First Amendment rights were violated, despite agreeing that the respondents withheld from the petitioners otherwise-available public benefits “for reasons that can be tied to [the petitioners'] religious preference” and following a “doctrinal determination” by the government.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 25 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 27, 2022)
Apr 27 2022Brief of respondents Jill Underly, in her official capacity as Superintendent of Public Instruction, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 27 2022Brief of respondent Friess Lake School District in opposition filed.
May 12 2022Reply of petitioners St. Augustine School, et al. filed.
May 17 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/2/2022.