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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

St. James School v. Biel

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-348 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether the First Amendment's religion clauses prevent civil courts from adjudicating employment-discrimination claims brought by an employee against her religious employer, when the employee carried out important religious functions.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 16 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2019)
Sep 27 2019Brief amici curiae of Church of God in Christ, Inc. and Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed. VIDED
Oct 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 17, 2019 to November 13, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 16 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 13, 2019.
Oct 16 2019Brief amici curiae of Professors Douglas Laycock, et al. filed.
Oct 17 2019Brief amici curiae of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, et al. filed.
Oct 17 2019Brief amicus curiae of Asma T. Uddin filed.
Oct 17 2019Brief amicus curiae of Stephen Wise Temple filed.
Nov 13 2019Brief of respondent Darryl Biel in opposition filed.
Nov 21 2019Waiver of 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition under Rule 15.5 filed.
Nov 22 2019Reply of petitioner St. James School filed.
Nov 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Dec 18 2019Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-267 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Dec 18 2019Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-267. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-267. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
 
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