|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-1072||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether and how the First Amendment applies to regulations that impede a person’s ability to place an initiative on the ballot.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 02 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 8, 2021)|
|Feb 08 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 8, 2021 to April 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 09 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 7, 2021.|
|Mar 08 2021||Brief amici curiae of Direct Democracy Scholars, The Initiative and Referendum Institute and Citizens in charge filed.|
|Mar 11 2021||Brief of respondents Richard Michael DeWine, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 30 2021||Reply of petitioners Chad Thompson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 31 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Apr 19 2021||Petition DENIED.|
A surprising stat at this point in the term: Both Kagan and Breyer have been in the majority slightly more often than Alito.
Kavanaugh continues to have the highest rate (as he has for most of the term). Sotomayor has the lowest.
Still 15 cases left. So this could all change.
The first two pieces in our symposium on yesterday's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia are up. First, @JimOleske dissects the decision in light of the court's shadow-docket ruling in Tandon v. Newsom, which took a very different approach to free exercise.
Fulton quiets Tandon’s thunder: A free exercise puzzle - SCOTUSblog
This article is the first entry in a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. ...
Number of pages written by each justice in the five decisions handed down this week (majority opinions, concurrences, and dissents all included):
While today's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia is a win for a Catholic group seeking to participate in the city's foster program, it stops short of the broad endorsement of religious freedom the challengers had hoped for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis:
Court holds that city’s refusal to make referrals to faith-based agency violates Constitution - SCOTUSblog
In a clash between religious freedom and public policies that protect LGBTQ people, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday...
Now do we say that Sonia Sotomayor and the other liberals supported child slavery by all voting for Nestle today? Of course not. And Nestle’s lawyers like @Neal_katyal obviously don’t either. The cheap attacks on the court and thoughtful lawyers did not age well. -tg
The claim @nealkatyal was defending slavery is flat wrong & libelous. Here is what he actually said, which is the reverse: child slavery is abhorrent, criminal, horrific. Remember in a pending case he can't comment, so read what he really said in full.
Tired from this morning's momentous opinions? Get ready to do it all again next week -- three times. The court just revealed that next Monday, Wednesday and Friday will all be opinion days.