|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1146||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether a determination that a law is content-based leaves room for a court to apply something less than strict scrutiny, specifically (a) whether the court's decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert establishes a bright-line rule for content-based speech, (b) whether content-based, compelled speech is subject to lower scrutiny if it is deemed to be an abortion-related disclosure, and (c) whether the First Amendment permits lower scrutiny for content-based restrictions on professional speech or professional facilities; and (2) whether a law requiring religious nonprofits to post a government message antithetical to their beliefs triggers heightened or minimal scrutiny under the free exercise clause.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 20 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 21, 2017)|
|Apr 11 2017||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.|
|Apr 14 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2017.|
|Apr 20 2017||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Legal Society, et al. filed. VIDED|
|May 24 2017||Brief of respondents State Respondents in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jun 02 2017||Reply of petitioners A Woman's Friend Pregnancy Resource Clinic, et al. filed.|
|Jun 06 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.|
|Jun 19 2017||Record Requested.|
|Jun 19 2017||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.|
|Jun 21 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.|
|Sep 21 2017||Rescheduled.|
|Oct 02 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/6/2017.|
|Oct 10 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.|
|Oct 23 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.|
|Oct 30 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/3/2017.|
|Nov 02 2017||Letter of November 2, 2017, counsel for petitioners received. (Distributed)|
|Nov 02 2017||Letter of November 2, 2017, from counsel for respondent. VIDED (Distributed)|
|Nov 06 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2017.|
|Jun 27 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.|
|Jun 28 2018||Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, 585 U. S. ____ (2018).|
|Jul 30 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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