Docket for 12-696
No. 12-696
Title:
Town of Greece, New York, Petitioner
v.
Susan Galloway, et al.
Docketed:December 6, 2012
Linked with 12A366
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  Case Nos.:(10-3635)
  Decision Date:May 17, 2012
  Rehearing Denied:August 8, 2012
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 15 2012 Application (12A366) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 6, 2012 to December 6, 2012, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Oct 17 2012 Application (12A366) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until December 6, 2012.
Dec 6 2012 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 7, 2013)
Dec 19 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Dec 21 2012 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 8, 2013.
Jan 7 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Rev. Dr. Robert E. Palmer filed.
Jan 7 2013 Brief amici curiae of Andrew M. Tobin, et al. filed.
Jan 7 2013 Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed.
Jan 7 2013 Brief amici curiae of Mark L. Baily, et al. filed.
Jan 7 2013 Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed.
Feb 21 2013 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 8, 2013.
Apr 8 2013 Brief of respondents Susan Galloway, and Linda Stephens in opposition filed.
Apr 23 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
Apr 23 2013 Letter of April 23, 2013, from counsel for respondents received. (Distributed)
Apr 23 2013 Reply of petitioner Town of Greece, New York filed. (Distributed)
May 13 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.
May 20 2013 Petition GRANTED.
Jun 5 2013 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Jun 12 2013 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 26, 2013.
Jun 12 2013 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jul 26 2013 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jul 26 2013 Brief of petitioner Town of Greece, New York filed.
Jul 30 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Brevard County, Florida filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of League of California Cities in support of neither party filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Dr. Daniel L. Akin, et al. filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Counsel filed.
Aug 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of State of South Carolina filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of United States Senators Marco Rubio, et al. filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Nathan Lewin filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Virginia Christian Alliance, et al. filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Rev. Dr. Robert E. Palmer filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Eighty-five Members of Congress serving in the U.S. House of Representatives filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Gerard V. Bradley, et al. filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Rutherford Institute filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Seven Prayer-Givers. filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Wallbuilders, Inc. filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed.
Aug 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Board of Commissioners for Carroll County, Maryland, et al. filed.
Aug 9 2013 The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 16, 2013.
Aug 19 2013 CIRCULATED.
Aug 20 2013 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sep 12 2013 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 13 2013 Motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief out of time filed by Faith and Action networks.
Sep 16 2013 Brief of respondents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens filed. (Distributed)
Sep 20 2013 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Erwin Chemerinsky and Alan Brownstein filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Political Scientists filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Social Policy Action Network filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of American Jewish Committee, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Sep 23 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Freedom from Religion Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Center for Inquiry, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Conference for Community and Justice filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Paul Finkelman, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress Rep. Jerrold Nadler, et al'filed. (Distributed)
Sep 30 2013 Application (13A321) to extend the time to file a reply brief on the merits from October 16, 2013 to October 22, 2013, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Oct 1 2013 Application (13A321) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file the reply brief on the merits until October 22, 2013.
Oct 7 2013 Motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief out of time by Faith and Action networks. GRANTED.
Oct 15 2013 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 18 2013 Record from U.S.C.A. for 2nd Circuit is electronic (Not PACER).
Oct 18 2013 Record from U.S.D.C. for Western District of New York is electronic and located on PACER.
Oct 21 2013 DVD Exhibits received from U.S.D.C. for Western District of New York. (126 DVDs)
Oct 22 2013 Reply of petitioner Town of Greece, New York filed. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2013 DVD Exihbit received from the U.S.C.A. for the 2nd Circuit. (Joint Appendix Vol. I & II)
Nov 6 2013 Argued. For petitioner: Thomas G. Hungar, Washington, D. C.; and Ian H. Gershengorn, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Douglas Laycock, Charlottesville, Va.
May 5 2014 Judgment REVERSED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to Part II-B. Roberts, C. J., and Alito, J., joined the opinion in full, and Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined except as to Part II-B. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Scalia, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Scalia, J., joined as to Part II. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Kagan, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.
Jun 6 2014 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Thomas G. Hungar Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
    Counsel of Record1050 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
thungar@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Town of Greece, New York
Attorneys for Respondents:
Ayesha N. Khan Americans United for Separation of Church and State(202) 466-3234
    Counsel of Record1301 K Street, Suite 850 E
Washington, DC  20005
khan@au.org
Party name: Susan Galloway, and Linda Stephens
 
Douglas Laycock University of Virginia School of Law(434) 243-8546
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA  22903
dlaycock@virginia.edu
Party name: Susan Galloway, et al.
Other:
Lisa S. Blatt Arnold & Porter LLP(202) 942-5000
555 12th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
Lisa.Blatt@aporter.com
Party name: Center for Inquiry, et al.
 
Richard L. Bolton Boardman Suhr Curry & Field LLP(608) 257-9521
1 South Pinckney Street, Fourth Floor
Madison, WI  53703
Party name: Freedom from Religion Foundation
 
Barry Alan Bostrom ActRight Legal Foundation(317) 203-5599
209 W. Main Street
Plainfield, IN  46168
bbostrom@actrightlegal.org
Party name: Seven Prayer-Givers.
 
Allison E. Burns 660 Newport Center Drive Suite 1600(949)-725-4187
Newport Beach, CA  92660
aburns@sycr.com
Party name: League of California Cities in support of neither party
 
Anthony T. Caso Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence(714) 628-2666
c/o Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92886
caso@chapman.edu
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
 
Robert D. Cook Assistant Deputy Attorney General(803) 734-3736
Post Office Box 11549
Columbia, SC  29211
BCook@scag.gov
Party name: State of South Carolina
 
Rita M. Dunaway Virginia Christian Alliance(540) 830-1229
8604 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA  23228
rita.@vachristian.org
Party name: Virginia Christian Alliance, et al.
 
John A. Eidsmoe Foundation for Moral Law(334) 262-1245
One Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36104
eidsmoeja@juno.com
Party name: Foundation for Moral Law
 
Peter J. Ferrara 20594 Woodmere Court(703)-582-8466
Sterling, VA  20165
peterferrara@msn.com
Party name: American Civil Rights Union
 
Thomas M. Fisher Solicitor General (317) 232-6255
Office of the Attorney General
IGC South, Fifth Floor
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Tom.Fisher@atg.in.gov
Party name: Indiana, et al.
 
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.
 
Peter A. Gentala Arizona House of Representatives(602)-926-5544
1700 West Washington St.
Suite H
Phoenix, AZ  85007-2844
pgentala@azleg.gov
Party name: Andrew M. Tobin, et al.
 
David C. Gibbs National Center for Life and Liberty(888) 223-6255
2650 FM 407, Suite 255
Bartonville, TX  76226
dgibbs@gibbsfirm.com
Party name: Board of Commissioners for Carroll County, Maryland, et al.
 
Shannon Lee Goessling Southeastern Legal Foundation, Inc.(770) 977-2131
2255 Sewell Mill Rd., Suite 320
Marietta, GA  30062
shannon@southeasternlegal.org
Party name: Southeastern Legal Foundation
 
Stephen G. Harvey 3000 Two Logan Square 18th & Arch Street(215) 981-4000
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2799
harveys@pepperlaw.com
Party name: National Conference for Community and Justice
 
Marc A. Hearron Morrison & Forester LLP(202)-778-1663
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 6000
Washington, DC  20006
mhearron@mofo.com
Party name: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, et al.
 
Beth Heifetz Jones Day(202) 879-3939
51 Louisiana Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
bheifetz@jonesday.com
Party name: Erwin Chemerinsky and Alan Brownstein
 
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: United States Senators Marco Rubio, et al.
 
Kenneth Alan Klukowski Family Research Council(202)-637-4617
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001-3729
kklukowski@frc.org
Party name: Members of Congress
 
Scott L. Knox Brevard County Board of County Commissioners(321) 633-2090
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL  32940
scott.knox@brevardcounty.us
Party name: Brevard County, Florida
 
Nathan Lewin Lewin & Lewin, LLP(202) 828-1000
1775 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 850
Washington, DC  20036
nat@lewinlewin.com
Party name: Nathan Lewin
 
Christopher C. Lund Wayne State University Law School(313) 577-4046
471 W. Palmer St.
Detroit, MI  48202
lund@wayne.edu
Party name: Law Professors
 
Daniel Mach American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(202) 675-2330
915 15th St., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005
dmach@aclu.org
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
Christopher H. McGrath Paul Hastings LLP(858) 458-3000
4747 Executive Dr., 12th Floor
San Diego, CA  92121
chrismcgrath@paulhastings.com
Party name: Gerard V. Bradley, et al.
 
John Stewart Moot Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP(202) 371-7000
1440 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
john.moot@skadden.com
Party name: Members of Congress
 
Mark W. Mosier Covington & Burling LLP(202) 662-6000
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20004
mmosier@cov.com
Party name: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, et al.
 
Jeffrey Ivan Pasek Cozen O'Connor(215) 665-2000
1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Jpasek@cozen.com
Party name: Jewish Social Policy Action Network
 
Eric C. Rassbach Becket Fund for Religious Liberty(202) 349-7214
3000 K Street, NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC  20007
erassbach@becketfund.org
Party name: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
 
Bernard P Reese Jr. Reese and Reese(815) 968-8851
979 North Miami Street
Rockford, IL  61103
bernardpeters@juno.com
Party name: Faith and Action networks
 
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 & Justice
 
Kelly J. Shackelford Liberty Institute(972) 941-4444
2001 Plano Parkway, Suite 1600
Plano, TX  75075
kshackford@libertyinstitute.org
Party name: Mark L. Baily, et al.
 
Paul M. Smith Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
psmith@jenner.com
Party name: Political Scientists
 
Mathew D. Staver Liberty Counsel(800) 671-1776
P.O. Box 540774
Orlando, FL  32854
court@lc.org
Party name: Liberty Counsel
 
Eric Anders Tirschwell 1177 Avenue of the Americas 212-715-8404
New York, NY  10036
etirschwell@kramerlevin.com
Party name: American Jewish Committee, et al.
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: the United States
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Paul Finkelman, et al.
 
John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute(434) 978-3888
1440 Sachem Place
Charlottesville, VA  22901
johnw@rutherford.org
Party name: Rutherford Institute
 
Michael K. Whitehead Whitehead Law Firm, LLC(816) 876-2600
1100 Main Street, Suite 2600
Kansas City, MO  64105
mike@thewhiteheadfirm.com
Party name: Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
 
William C. Wood Jr. 1320 Main Street, 17th Floor(803) 799-2000
P.O. Box 11070
Columbia, SC  29201
jay.thompson@nelsonmullins.com
Party name: Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty
 
Evan A. Young Baker Botts LLP(512)-322-2506
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Suite 1500
Austin, TX  78701-4078
evan.young@bakerbotts.com
Party name: Rev. Dr. Robert E. Palmer