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A Woman’s Friend Pregnancy Resource Clinic v. Becerra

Petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra on June 28, 2018.
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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 20 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 21, 2017)
Apr 11 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.
Apr 14 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2017.
Apr 20 2017Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Legal Society, et al. filed. VIDED
May 24 2017Brief of respondents State Respondents in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jun 02 2017Reply of petitioners A Woman's Friend Pregnancy Resource Clinic, et al. filed.
Jun 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.
Jun 19 2017Record Requested.
Jun 19 2017Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.
Jun 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Sep 21 2017Rescheduled.
Oct 02 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/6/2017.
Oct 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.
Oct 23 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 30 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/3/2017.
Nov 02 2017Letter of November 2, 2017, counsel for petitioners received. (Distributed)
Nov 02 2017Letter of November 2, 2017, from counsel for respondent. VIDED (Distributed)
Nov 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2017.
Jun 27 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.
Jun 28 2018Petition 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).