|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among counsel to the amicus curiae in this case.
Issue: (1) Whether the First Amendment or Jones v. Wolf requires courts to enforce express trusts recited in general-church governing documents (as some jurisdictions hold), or whether such a trust is enforceable only when it would otherwise comply with state law (as others hold); (2) whether retroactive application of the neutral-principles approach infringes free-exercise rights; and (3) whether the neutral-principles approach endorsed in Jones remains a constitutionally viable means of resolving church-property disputes, especially in light of Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 19 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 21, 2014)|
|Jun 23 2014||Waiver of right of respondents All Respondents listed in paragraph 4 on pages iv-v of the Petition to respond filed.|
|Jul 3 2014||Waiver of right of respondent All Respondents listed in paragraph 5 on page v. of the petition to respond filed.|
|Jul 14 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents in paragraph 4, iv-v of the petition.|
|Jul 14 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents Robert Masterson, et al. in paragraph 5, (v)|
|Jul 16 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Jul 21 2014||Brief amici curiae of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 21 2014||Brief amici curiae of The Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 21 2014||Brief amicus curiae of The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 28 2014||Response Requested . (Due August 27, 2014)|
|Aug 19 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 26, 2014, for all respondents.|
|Aug 27 2014||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.|
|Sep 26 2014||Brief of respondents Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 26 2014||Brief of respondents Robert Masterson, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Oct 14 2014||Reply of petitioners The Episcopal Church, et al. filed.|
|Oct 15 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.|
|Nov 3 2014||Petition DENIED.|
BREAKING: The court rules in favor of a Catholic social services organization that sued Philadelphia after the city excluded it from a foster-care program due to the organization's refusal to certify same-sex couples as foster parents. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-123_g3bi.pdf
In second opinion of the day, SCOTUS sides with food giants Nestle and Cargill in a lawsuit brought by six citizens of Mali who say the companies facilitated human rights abuses by purchasing cocoa from plantations in Ivory Coast where they were enslaved as children.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court rejects the constitutional challenge to Obamacare in 7-2 opinion. The court tosses the lawsuit because the challengers do not have legal standing to sue. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-840_6jfm.pdf
With 18 cases outstanding, the Supreme Court will release opinions at 10:00 a.m. ET.
We’re waiting for decisions on the ACA, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights/religious liberty, NCAA student-athlete compensation, and student speech.
Live blog starts at 9:45.
Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17 - SCOTUSblog
We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 17, as the court releases one or more opinions in argued cases from...
Monday's decision rejecting sentence reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders may have been unanimous, but @ekownyankah writes that there is far more going on than the ruling's dry textual analysis might indicate. Read his incisive analysis here:
After decades, Congress reduced the racially unjust crack/cocaine disparity... raising amounts required for prison time. Why would Congress have left small time dealers to rot in prison for decades?
My thoughts on SCOTUS's ruling in Terry v. United States:https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/unanimous-ruling-on-crack-cocaine-disparity-is-heavy-on-text-light-on-history/
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
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