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Docket for 14-144
No. 14-144
Title:
John Walker, III, Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, et al., Petitioners
v.
Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al.
Docketed:August 8, 2014
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(13-50411)
  Decision Date:July 14, 2014
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aug 7 2014 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 8, 2014)
Aug 26 2014 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 8, 2014.
Oct 8 2014 Brief of respondents Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 21 2014 Reply of petitioners John Walker, III, in His Official Capacity as Chairman of the Board, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 22 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.
Nov 10 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2014.
Nov 17 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 25, 2014.
Dec 1 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2014.
Dec 5 2014 Petition GRANTED.
Dec 12 2014 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.
Dec 31 2014 Brief of petitioners John Walker, III, in His Official Capacity as Chairman of the Board, et al. filed.
Dec 31 2014 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jan 7 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Jan 7 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Jan 7 2015 Brief amici curiae of Ohio, et al. filed.
Jan 9 2015 The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including February 9, 2015.
Jan 26 2015 Brief amici curiae of American Center for Law and Justice, et al. in support of neither party filed.
Jan 26 2015 Brief amici curiae of Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate, et al. in support of neither party filed.
Feb 2 2015 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 23, 2015
Feb 3 2015 Record requested from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Feb 3 2015 Record from U.S.C.A. is electronic and located on PACER.
Feb 9 2015 Brief of respondents Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al. filed.
Feb 9 2015 Record received from U.S.D.C. Western District of Texas (Austin) is electronic.
Feb 12 2015 CIRCULATED
Feb 13 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Children First Foundation, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2015 Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 18 2015 Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed. (Distributed)
Mar 11 2015 Reply of petitioners John Walker, III, in His Official Capacity as Chairman of the Board, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2015 Argued. For petitioners: Scott A. Keller, Solicitor General, Austin, Tex. For respondents: R. James George, Jr., Austin, Tex.
Jun 18 2015 Judgment REVERSED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia and Kennedy, JJ., joined.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Scott A. Keller Solicitor General of the State of Texas(512) 936-2725
    Counsel of Record Office of the Attorney General of Texas
209 West 14th St., 7th Fl. (MC 059)
Austin, TX  78701
scott.keller@texasattorneygeneral.gov
Party name: John Walker, III, Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, et al.
 
Jonathan F. Mitchell Solicitor General of Texas(512) 936-1695
Texas Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 12548 (MC 059)
Austin, TX  78711-2548
jonathan.mitchell@texasattorneygeneral.gov
Party name: John Walker, III, Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Roger James George Jr. George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP(512) 495-1400
    Counsel of Record1100 Norwood Tower
114 W. 7th Street
Austin, TX  78701
rjgeorge@gbkh.com
Party name: Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al.
Other:
Jonathan D. Christman 10 Sentry Parkway, Suite 200(610) 397-6500
P.O Box 3001
Blue Bell, PA  19422-3001
jchristman@foxrothschild.com
Party name: Children First Foundation, Inc.
 
Stephen M. Crampton Thomas More Society(662) 255-9439
PO Box 4506
Tupelo, MS  38803
smcrampton@hotmail.com
Party name: Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc., et al.
 
Scott W. Gaylord Elon University Law School(336) 279-9331
201 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC  27401
sgaylord@elon.edu
Party name: Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate, et al. in support of neither party
 
Dorothy Alicia Hickok Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP(215) 988-2700
One Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA  19103
alicia.hickok@dbr.com
Party name: The Rutherford Institute
 
James L. Hirsen 505 S. Villa Real Drive(714) 283-8880
Suite 208
Anaheim Hills, CA  92807
james@jameshirsen.com
Party name: Justice and Freedom Fund
 
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
 
Greg Lukianoff Foundation for Individual Rights in Education(215) 717-3473
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 802
Washington, DC  20002
greg_lukianoff@thefire.org
Party name: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
 
Eric E. Murphy State Solicitor(614) 466-8980
Office of the Attorney General
30 East Broad Street, 17th Fl.
Columbus, OH  43215-3428
eric.murphy@ohioattorneygeneral.gov
Party name: Ohio, et al.
 
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, et al. in support of neither party
 
Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
ishapiro@cato.org
Party name: Cato Institute, et al.
 
Steven R. Shapiro American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(212) 549-2500
125 Broad Street
New York, NY  10004
sshapiro@aclu.org
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
Eugene Volokh First Amendment Clinic(310) 206-3926
UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90095
volokh@law.ucla.edu
Party name: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
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