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. CVSG: 12/4/2020.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 10 2020||Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed.|
|Mar 12 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 10, 2020 to May 11, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 18 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted, and the time is extended to and including May 11, 2020.|
|Apr 13 2020||Brief amicus curiae of West Virginia, Kansas, Tennessee, and 16 Other States filed.|
|May 11 2020||Brief of defendant California in opposition filed.|
|May 20 2020||Reply of plaintiff Texas filed.|
|May 26 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.|
|Jun 15 2020||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Dec 04 2020||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||Supplemental brief of defendant California filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 24 2020||Supplemental brief of plaintiff Texas filed.|
|Jan 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Feb 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.|
|Mar 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.|
|Mar 15 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|Mar 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.|
|Mar 29 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.|
|Apr 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Apr 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.|
|Apr 26 2021||Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint DENIED. Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from denial of motion for leave to file complaint. (Detached Opinion)|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf