|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-862||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: Whether a law prohibiting religiously motivated conduct violates the Free Exercise Clause when it exempts the same conduct when done for a host of secular reasons, has been enforced only against religious conduct, and has a history showing an intent to target religion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 09 2015||Application (15A512) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 9, 2015 to January 4, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Nov 13 2015||Application (15A512) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until January 4, 2016.|
|Jan 04 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 5, 2016)|
|Jan 12 2016||Blanket consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners and counsel for the respondents .|
|Jan 15 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 7, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Feb 04 2016||Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.|
|Feb 04 2016||Brief amici curiae of American Association of Prolife Obstetricians & Gynecologists, et al. filed.|
|Feb 04 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of 4,609 Individual Healthcare Professionals filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, et al. filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Agudath Israel of America filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of Public Advocate of the United States, et al. filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of National and State Pharmacists' Associations filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of The Bruderhof and The National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, et al. filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of The States of Arizona, et al. filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of Religious Liberty Scholars filed.|
|Feb 05 2016||Brief amici curiae of 43 Members of Congress filed.|
|Mar 07 2016||Brief of respondents Intervenor repondents in opposition filed.|
|Mar 07 2016||Brief of respondents John Wiesman, Secretary, Washington State Department of Health, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 21 2016||Reply of petitioners Stormans, Inc., dba Ralph's Thirftway, et al. filed.|
|Mar 23 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 15, 2016.|
|Apr 13 2016||Rescheduled.|
|Apr 18 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 22, 2016.|
|Apr 20 2016||Rescheduled.|
|Apr 25 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 29, 2016.|
|Apr 27 2016||Rescheduled.|
|May 09 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 12, 2016.|
|May 16 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.|
|May 19 2016||Record Requested.|
|May 23 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.|
|May 26 2016||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit. The record is electronic.|
|May 26 2016||Record received from the U.S.D.C. Western District of Washington. The record is electronic and contains sealed materials.|
|May 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.|
|Jun 06 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 9, 2016.|
|Jun 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.|
|Jun 20 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 27 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 27, 2016.|
|Jun 28 2016||Petition DENIED. Justice Alito, with whom The Chief Justice and Justice Thomas join, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
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Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
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Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
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