Docket for 10-553
No. 10-553
Title:
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, Petitioner
v.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, et al.
Docketed:October 26, 2010
Linked with 10A235
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(09-1134, 09-1135)
  Decision Date:March 9, 2010
  Rehearing Denied:June 24, 2010
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 1 2010 Application (10A235) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 22, 2010 to October 22, 2010, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Sep 2 2010 Application (10A235) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until October 22, 2010.
Oct 22 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 26, 2010)
Nov 16 2010 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 27, 2010, for all respondents.
Nov 24 2010 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al.
Nov 24 2010 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Religious Organizations and Institutions.
Nov 24 2010 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Christian Reformed Church in North America, et al.
Dec 13 2010 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 26, 2011, for all respondents.
Jan 26 2011 Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in opposition filed.
Jan 26 2011 Brief of respondent Cheryl Perich in opposition filed.
Feb 8 2011 Reply of petitioner Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School filed. Distributed). TBP
Feb 9 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 25, 2011.
Feb 28 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2011.
Mar 10 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 18, 2011.
Mar 21 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 25, 2011.
Mar 28 2011 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. GRANTED.
Mar 28 2011 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Religious Organizations and Institutions GRANTED.
Mar 28 2011 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Christian Reformed Church in North America, et al. GRANTED.
Mar 28 2011 Petition GRANTED.
Apr 6 2011 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 13, 2011.
Apr 6 2011 The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including August 2, 2011.
May 3 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
May 6 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent Cheryl Perich.
Jun 13 2011 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received)
Jun 13 2011 Brief of petitioner Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School filed.
Jun 17 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from the Solicitor General on behalf of the EEOC.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of Jewish Educational Center, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of the Evangelical Covenant Church, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of Muslim-American Public Affairs Council, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of American Jewish Committee and the Union for Reform Judaism filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Christian Schools filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of Religious Tribunal Experts filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of Professor Eugene Volokh, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of Michigan, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of Religious Organizations and Institutions filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amici curiae of American Bible Society, et al. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Trinity Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Inc. filed.
Jun 20 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Wallbuilders, Inc. filed.
Jul 15 2011 CIRCULATED.
Jul 19 2011 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
Aug 2 2011 Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed. (Distributed)
Aug 2 2011 Brief of respondent Cheryl Perich filed. (Distributed)
Aug 5 2011 Motion for divided argument filed by the Solicitor General.
Aug 8 2011 Brief amici curiae of American Humanist Association and American Atheists, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 8 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Neil H. Cogan filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amici curiae of Law and Religion Professors filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amici curiae of BishopAccountability.org, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Antitrust Professors and Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amicus curiae of People For the American Way Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amici curiae of NAACP Legal Defense Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amici curiae of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2011 Brief amicus curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association filed. (Distributed)
Aug 10 2011 Record from U.S.C.A. for 6th Circuit is electronic.
Aug 11 2011 Record from U.S.D.C. for Eastern District of Michigan is electronic.
Aug 18 2011 Application (11A219) of petitioner to file a reply brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Aug 24 2011 Application (11A219) granted by Justice Kagan to file a reply brief on the merits in excess of the word limit.
Sep 1 2011 Reply of petitioner Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School filed. (Distributed)
Sep 27 2011 Motion for divided argument filed by the Solicitor General GRANTED.
Oct 5 2011 Argued. For petitioners: Douglas Laycock, Charlottesville, Va. For federal respondent: Leondara R. Kruger, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For private respondent: Walter Dellinger, Washington, D. C.
Jan 11 2012 Judgment REVERSED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Kagan, J., joined.
Feb 13 2012 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Douglas Laycock University of Virginia School of Law(434) 243-8546
    Counsel of Record580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA  22903
dlaycock@virginia.edu
Party name: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Attorneys for Respondents:
Walter Dellinger O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5319
    Counsel of Record1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
wdellinger@omm.com
Party name: Cheryl Perich
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
Leondra Reid Kruger Assistant to the Solicitor General(202)-514-4038
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, et al.
 
James Edward Roach Veracrutsse Murray & Calzone PC(248) 540-8019
31780 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
Bingham Farms, MI  48025
jroach@vmclaw.com
Party name: Cheryl Perich
 
Sri Srinivasan O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5300
1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
ssrinivasan@omm.com
Party name: Cheryl Perich
Other:
Kevin T. Baine Williams & Connolly LLP(202) 434-5010
725 Twelfth Street, N. W.
Washington, DC  20005
kbaine@wc.com
Party name: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al.
 
David J. Bederman Emory Law School(404) 727-6822
Supreme Court Advocacy Project
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30321
lawdjb@emory.edu
Party name: People For the American Way Foundation
 
Thomas C. Berg University of St. Thomas School of Law(651) 962-4918
MSL 400, 1000 LaSalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  554032015
tcberg@stthomas.edu
Party name: Professor Eugene Volokh, et al.
 
Megan L. Brown Wiley Rein LLP(202) 719-7000
1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
mbrown@wileyrein.com
Party name: Religious Tribunal Experts
 
John J. Bursch Michigan Solicitor General(517) 373-1124
Michigan Department of Attorney General
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI  48909
BurschJ@michigan.gov
Party name: Michigan, et al.
 
Douglas Richard Bush Arent Fox LLP(202) 857-8977
1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
bush.douglas@arentfox.com
Party name: Muslim-American Public Affairs Council, et al.
 
Neil H. Cogan Whittier Law School(714) 444-4141
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
ncogan@law.whittier.edu
Party name: Neil H. Cogan
 
David Dunn Hogan Lovells US LLP(212) 918-3000
875 Third Avenue
New York, NY  10022
david.dunn@hoganlovells.com
Party name: American Jewish Committee and the Union for Reform Judaism
 
W. Cole Durham Jr. J. Reuben Clark Law School(801) 422-6842
452 JRCB
Provo, UT  84602
durhamc@lawgate.byu.edu
Party name: International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University
 
Harry First New York University School of Law(212)-998-6211
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
harry.first@nyu.edu
Party name: Antitrust Professors and Scholars
 
Steven W. Fitschen The National Legal Foundation(757)-463-6133
2224 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 204
Virginia Beach, VA  23454
nlf@nlf.net
Party name: Wallbuilders, Inc.
 
Leslie Carol Griffin University of Houston Law Center(713) 743-1543
100 Law Center
Houston, TX  77204-6060
lgriffin@uh.edu
Party name: Law and Religion Professors
 
Marci A. Hamilton 36 Timber Knoll Drive(215) 353-8984
Washington Crossing, PA  18977
hamilton.marci@gmail.com
Party name: BishopAccountability.org, et al.
 
Elizabeth L. Hileman Hileman & Associates, P.C.(301) 652-1448
7979 Old Georgetown Rd., Suite 600
Bethesda, MD  20814
ehileman@hilemanlaw.com
Party name: American Humanist Association and American Atheists, Inc., et al.
 
James L. Hirsen 505 S. Villa Real Drive(714) 283-8880
Suite 208
Anaheim Hills, CA  92807
hirsen@earthlink.net
Party name: Justice and Freedom Fund
 
Steffen N. Johnson Winston & Strawn LLP(202) 282-5000
1700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
sjohnson@winston.com
Party name: International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al.
 
Stuart J. Lark Bryan Cave LLP(719) 473-3800
90 South Cascade Ave., Suite 1300
Colorado Springs, CO  80903-1615
stuart.lark@bryancave.com
Party name: American Bible Society, et al.
 
Nathan Lewin Lewin & Lewin, LLP(202) 828-1000
1775 Eye Street, N.W.
Suite 850
Washington, DC  20036
nat@lewinlewin.com
Party name: National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs
 
Aaron David Lindstrom Michigan Department of Attorney General(517) 373-1124
PO Box 30212
Lansing, MI  48909
linstroma@michigan.gov
Party name: Christian Colleges and Universities
 
Gregory M. Lipper 1301 K Street, N.W.(202) 466-3234
Suite 850E
Washington, DC  20005
lipper@au.org
Party name: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, et al.
 
Christopher C. Lund Wayne State University Law School(313) 577-4046
471 W. Palmer St.
Detroit, MI  48202
lund@wayne.edu
Party name: the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
 
Michael W. McConnell Kirkland & Ellis LLP(202) 879-5000
655 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
michael.mcconnell@kirkland.com
Party name: the Evangelical Covenant Church, et al.
 
Robert J. McCully Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP(816)-559-2191
2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO  64108
rmccully@shb.com
Party name: American Association of Christian Schools
 
Edward R. McNicholas Sidley Austin, LLP(202) 736-8010
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
emcnicholas@sidley.com
Party name: Religious Organizations and Institutions
 
Kevin K. Russell Goldstein & Russell, P.C.(202) 362-0636
5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 404
Washington, DC  20015
kr@goldsteinrussell.com
Party name: NAACP Legal Defense Fund, et al.
 
Ian Scharfman The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC(713)-255-2267
3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 450
Houston, TX  77098
ian@scharfmanlawfirm.com
Party name: Anti-Defamation League
 
Eric Schnapper University of Washington(206) 616-3167
School of Law
P.O. Box 353020
Seattle, WA  98195
schnapp@u.washington.edu
Party name: National Employment Lawyers Association
 
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 and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
 
Kelly J. Shackelford Liberty Institute(972) 941-4444
2001 Plano Parkway, Suite 1600
Plano, TX  75075
kshackford@libertyinstitute.org
Party name: Jewish Educational Center, et al.
 
Sarah M. Shalf Emory Law School (404) 712-4652
Supreme Court Advocacy Project
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30322
sarah.shalf@emory.edu
Party name: People for the American Way Foundation
 
Edward Howard Trent 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 3100(904) 798-3700
Jacksonville, FL  32202
edward.trent@akerman.com
Party name: Trinity Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Inc.
 
John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute(434) 978-3888
1440 Sachem Place
Charlottesville, VA  22901
johnw@rutherford.org
Party name: The Rutherford Institute