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)|
Justice Alito will give a speech Thursday at Notre Dame on the shadow docket. At his request, the speech will not be publicly livestreamed or recorded.
Justices Barrett & Thomas also gave recent speeches with no livestream (though video of Thomas' was released after the fact).
When Alito gives a speech Thursday at Notre Dame on the Supreme Court's shadow docket, there will be no livestream or recording. I've confirmed with Notre Dame officials that it was Alito who requested those restrictions.
(To be clear, members of the press can attend in person.) https://twitter.com/KelloggInst/status/1442857286423228430
Just in: New COVID procedures (including PCR tests) for lawyers in advance of the Supreme Court's return to in-person arguments next week.
With less than a week to go b/4 #SCOTUS returns to the courtroom, the Court has posted COVID-19 protocols for lawyers arguing this fall, including a new pre-argument tradition: COVID testing. Full document is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/Fall_2021_argument_COVID_protocols.pdf
New at SCOTUS: Rick Allen Rhoades, who is set to be executed tomorrow evening in Texas, asks the justices for an emergency stay. Rhoades argues that he has been denied access to trial records that would help him investigate whether the jury selection was tainted by racial bias.
One week from today, the court will begin its new term and the justices will return to the courtroom for the first time since the pandemic hit. Time to dust off those robes and get ready for the first day. Here's our new banner, "back to school" edition, from @Courtartist.
The justices are meeting privately today for their "long conference." Thousands of cert petitions have rolled in over the summer, and the justices use today's conference to discuss which ones they should take up. Here are all the petitions we're watching:
Supreme Court Petitions - ScotusBlog
Comprehensive list of U.S. Supreme Court Petitions including issues, docket, opinions, proceedings, orders, and more.