Texas v. California

Pending petition
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Issue: Whether California’s sanctions against Texas and Texans – prohibiting state-funded or state-sponsored travel to Texas because Texas protects the religious freedom of faith-based child welfare providers within its borders – are born of religious animus and violate the Constitution’s privileges and immunities clause, interstate commerce clause and guarantee of equal protection.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 10 2020Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed.
Mar 12 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 10, 2020 to May 11, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 18 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted, and the time is extended to and including May 11, 2020.
Apr 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of West Virginia, Kansas, Tennessee, and 16 Other States filed.
May 11 2020Brief of defendant California in opposition filed.
May 20 2020Reply of plaintiff Texas filed.
May 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.
Jun 15 2020The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
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