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The First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. of Tulsa, Oklahoma v. Doe

Petition for certiorari denied on January 22, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-500 Okla. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether the religious-autonomy doctrine derives from the First Amendment or rather is a consent-based doctrine applicable only to disputes between a church and one of its own members; and (2) whether the religious-autonomy doctrine is a threshold jurisdictional issue or an affirmative defense.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 20 2018Application (18A188) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 2, 2018 to October 4, 2018, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Aug 21 2018Application (18A188) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until October 4, 2018.
Oct 04 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 19, 2018)
Oct 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 19, 2018 to December 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 23 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 19, 2018.
Nov 14 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, et al.
Nov 19 2018Brief amicus curiae of Oklahoma Wesleyan University filed.
Nov 19 2018Brief amici curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, et al. filed.
Nov 19 2018Brief amicus curiae of Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund filed.
Dec 19 2018Brief of respondent John Doe in opposition filed.
Jan 02 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.
Jan 02 2019Reply of petitioners First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, et al. filed. (Distributed)
 
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