|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20A151||9th Cir.||Not Argued||Apr 9, 2021||5-4||Per Curiam||OT 2020|
Holding: California is enjoined from enforcing COVID–19 restrictions on private gatherings as applied to applicants’ at-home religious exercise, pending disposition of the appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, if any.
Judgment: Application for injunctive relief granted in a per curiam opinion on April 9, 2021. Chief Justice Roberts would deny the application. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Breyer and Sotomayor.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 02 2021||Application (20A151) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Apr 02 2021||Response to application (20A151) requested by Justice Kagan, due Thursday, April 8 by 5 p.m. ET.|
|Apr 08 2021||Response to application from respondents Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, et al. filed.|
|Apr 08 2021||Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.|
|Apr 09 2021||Application (20A151) referred to the Court.|
|Apr 09 2021||Application (20A151) granted by the Court. The application for injunctive relief presented to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to the Court is granted pending disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is timely sought. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this order shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the order shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. (Detached Opinion). THE CHIEF JUSTICE would deny the application. JUSTICE KAGAN, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR join, dissenting. (Detached Opinion).|
|Apr 09 2021||Reply of applicants Ritesh Tandon, et al. filed.|