Docket for 09-751
No. 09-751
Title:
Albert Snyder, Petitioner
v.
Fred W. Phelps, Sr., et al.
Docketed:December 29, 2009
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(08-1026)
  Decision Date:September 24, 2009
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 23 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 28, 2010)
Jan 20 2010 Brief of respondents Fred W. Phelps, Sr., et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 3 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2010.
Feb 16 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 26, 2010.
Mar 1 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 5, 2010.
Mar 8 2010 Petition GRANTED.
Mar 22 2010 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 24, 2010.
May 24 2010 Brief of petitioner Albert Snyder filed.
May 24 2010 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received)
May 24 2010 Supplemental joint appendix filed.
May 27 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League in support of neither party filed.
May 28 2010 Brief amici curiae of Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and 40 Other Members of the U.S. Senate filed.
Jun 1 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence in support of neither party filed.
Jun 1 2010 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice in support of neither party filed.
Jun 1 2010 Brief amici curiae of Kansas, et al. filed.
Jun 1 2010 Brief amicus curiae of The American Legion filed.
Jun 1 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. filed.
Jun 1 2010 Brief amici curiae of The John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, et al. filed.
Jun 15 2010 The time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 7, 2010.
Jul 7 2010 Brief of respondents Fred W. Phelps, Sr., et al. filed.
Jul 13 2010 Brief amici curiae of Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al. filed.
Jul 14 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Counsel filed.
Jul 14 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, et al. filed.
Jul 14 2010 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
Jul 14 2010 Brief amici curiae of Scholars of First Amendment Law filed.
Jul 14 2010 Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, et al. filed.
Jul 14 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Jul 20 2010 CIRCULATED.
Jul 20 2010 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 6, 2010.
Jul 26 2010 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 4th Circuit. (1 box)
Aug 6 2010 Reply of petitioner Albert Snyder filed. (Distributed)
Sep 2 2010 Record received fro U.S.D.C. for District of Maryland (Baltimore) (2 boxes)
Oct 6 2010 Argued. For Petitioner: Sean E. Summers, York, Penn. For respondents: Margie J. Phelps, Topeka, Kan.
Mar 2 2011 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Apr 4 2011 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 9 2011 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 4th Circuit.
May 9 2011 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for the District of Maryland.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Sean E. Summers Barley Snyder LLC(717) 846-8888
    Counsel of Record 100 East Market Street
P.O. Box 15012
York, PA  17405-7012
ssummers@barley.com
Party name: Albert Snyder
Attorneys for Respondents:
Margie J. Phelps 3734 SW 12th Street(785) 408-4598
    Counsel of RecordTopeka, KS  66604
margie.phelps@cox.net
Party name: Fred W. Phelps, Sr., et al.
Other:
Robert L. Corn-Revere Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP(202) 973-4200
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC  20006-3401
bobcornrevere@dwt.com
Party name: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, et al.
 
Walter Dellinger O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5319
1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
wdellinger@omm.com
Party name: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and 40 Other Members of the U.S. Senate
 
Joel B. Kleinman Dickstein Shapiro LLP(202) 420-2200
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
1825 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
kleinmanj@dicksteinshapiro.com
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
David Lewis Llewellyn Jr. 5530 Birdcage Street(916) 966-9036
Suite 210
Citrus Heights, CA  95610
DLlewellyn@LSlaw.com
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence in support of neither party
 
Greg Lukianoff Foundation for Individual Rights in Education(215) 717-3473
601 Walnut St., Suite 510
Philadelphia, PW  19106
greg@thefire.org
Party name: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, et al.
 
Stephen R. McAllister Solicitor General(785) 296-2215
Office of Attorney General
120 S.W. 10th Street, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS  66612
stevermac@fastmail.fm
Party name: Kansas, et al.
 
Leonard M. Niehoff Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP(734) 418-4246
130 S. First St., 4th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI  48118
lniehoff@honigman.com
Party name: Anti-Defamation League in support of neither party
 
Timothy J. Nieman Rhoads - Sinon LLP(717) 231-6614
One South Market Square, P.O. Box 1146
Harrisburg, PA  17108-1146
TNieman@Rhoads-Sinon.com
Party name: Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Gene Schaerr Winston & Strawn LLP(202) 282-5000
1700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
gschaerr@winston.com
Party name: The American Legion
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: American Center for Law and Justice in support of neither party
 
Michael P Seng The John Marshall Law School(312) 987-1446
Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic
315 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL  60604
7seng@jmls.edu
Party name: The John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, et al.
 
Charles F. Smith Skadden Arps Late Meagher & Flom LLP(312) 407-0516
155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606-1720
charles.smith@skadden.com
Party name: Scholars of First Amendment Law
 
Mathew D. Staver Liberty Counsel(800) 671-1776
1055 Maitland Center Commons
Second Floor
Maitland, FL  32751
court@lc.org
Party name: Liberty Counsel
 
J. Joshua Wheeler Thomas Jefferson Center for Protection of Free Expression(434) 295-4784
400 Worrell Drive
Charlottesville, VA  22911
jjw@tjcenter.org
Party name: Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al.
 
John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute(434) 978-3888
1440 Sachem Place
Charlottesville, VA  22901
johnw@rutherford.org
Party name: Rutherford Institute