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Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-944 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the court below applied the proper test for a Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act’s equal-terms claim; and (2) whether Tree of Life established a facial or as-applied equal-terms violation here.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 21 2018Application (18A555) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 17, 2018 to January 16, 2019, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Nov 28 2018Application (18A555) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until January 16, 2019.
Jan 16 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 19, 2019)
Jan 29 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Tree of Life Christian Schools.
Jan 31 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, City of Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Feb 06 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 08 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 21, 2019.
Feb 15 2019Brief amicus curiae of Parents of Students of Tree of Life Christian School filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team of the Institute for Religious Freedom filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of Association of Christian Schools International filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amici curiae of Civil Liberties for Urban Believers, et al. filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amici curiae of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, et al. filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of CatholicVote.org Education Fund filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of Citizens for Community Values filed.
Mar 21 2019Brief of City of Upper Arlington, Ohio in opposition submitted.
 
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