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Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-255 9th Cir. Apr 26, 2021 TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether exacting scrutiny or strict scrutiny applies to disclosure requirements that burden nonelectoral, expressive association rights; and (2) whether California’s disclosure requirement violates charities’ and their donors’ freedom of association and speech facially or as applied to the Thomas More Law Center.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 03 2019Application (18A1268) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 27, 2019 to August 26, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jun 05 2019Application (18A1268) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until August 26, 2019.
Aug 26 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 25, 2019)
Aug 28 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas More Law Center.
Sep 09 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 25, 2019 to October 25, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 25, 2019.
Sep 24 2019Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Goldwater Institute filed.
Sep 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of New Civil Liberties Alliance filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Hispanic Leadership Fund filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Philanthropy Roundtable, et al. filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amici curiae of 24 Family Policy Organizations filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Free Speech Coalition, et al. filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Public Interest Legal Foundation, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Foundation for Michigan Freedom and Texas Public Policy Foundation filed. VIDED.
Sep 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Free Speech filed. VIDED.
Oct 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 25, 2019 to November 25, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 25, 2019.
Nov 25 2019Brief of respondent Xavier Becerra in opposition filed. VIDED.
Dec 10 2019Reply of petitioner Thomas More Law Center filed. VIDED.
Dec 11 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 21 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Feb 14 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 24 2020The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Nov 24 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.
Dec 08 2020Supplemental brief of petitioner Thomas More Law Center filed. (Distributed)
Dec 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 09 2020Supplemental brief of respondent Xavier Becerra filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 08 2021Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-251 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jan 08 2021Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-251. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-251. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
Mar 12 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 26, 2021. VIDED.
Mar 15 2021Record requested.
Mar 15 2021The record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Mar 30 2021CIRCULATED
Apr 26 2021Argued. For petitioners: Derek L. Shaffer, Washington, D. C. For United States, as amicus curiae: Elizabeth B. Prelogar, Acting Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Aimee A. Feinberg, Deputy Solicitor General, Sacramento, Cal. VIDED.