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Docket for 15-577
No. 15-577
Title:
Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc., Petitioner
v.
Carol S. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Docketed:November 5, 2015
Linked with 16A78
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(14-1382)
  Decision Date:May 29, 2015
  Rehearing Denied:August 11, 2015
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 4 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2015)
Dec 3 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Dec 7 2015 Brief amici curiae of Association of Christian Schools International, and Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.
Dec 7 2015 Brief amicus curiae of The American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Dec 7 2015 Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.
Dec 7 2015 Brief of respondent Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources in opposition filed.
Dec 7 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.
Dec 7 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. (Distributed)
Dec 18 2015 Reply of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.
Dec 22 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 11 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 15 2016 Petition GRANTED.
Feb 9 2016 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including April 14, 2016.
Feb 9 2016 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 28, 2016.
Mar 17 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 14 2016 Joint appendix filed.
Apr 14 2016 Brief of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.
Apr 18 2016 Brief amicus curiae of World Vision, Inc. filed.
Apr 19 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Apr 20 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed.
Apr 20 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of American Jewish Committee in support of neither party filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Association of Christian Schools International, and Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The Bronx Household of Faith filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Christian Schools filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Douglas County School District, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Evangelicals filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The General Council of the Assemblies of God filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Belmont Abbey College filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Law and Religion Practitioners filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Colorado filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Liberty Counsel, et al. filed.
Apr 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of WallBuilders, Inc. filed.
Jun 28 2016 Brief of respondent Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources filed.
Jul 5 2016 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.
Jul 5 2016 Brief amici curiae of Religious and Civil Rights Organizations filed.
Jul 5 2016 Brief amici curiae of Legal and Religious Historians filed.
Jul 5 2016 Brief amici curiae of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and General Synod of The United Church of Christ filed.
Jul 5 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. filed.
Jul 5 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The National Education Association filed.
Jul 22 2016 Application (16A78) to extend the time to file a reply brief from July 28, 2016 to August 12, 2016, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jul 25 2016 Application (16A78) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 12, 2016.
Aug 12 2016 Reply of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.
Feb 17 2017 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Feb 24 2017 Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Mar 2 2017 Record received from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit (1 box).
Mar 2 2017 CIRCULATED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
David A. Cortman Alliance Defending Freedom(202) 393-8690
    Counsel of Record440 1st Street N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20001
dcortman@adflegal.org
Party name: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc.
Attorneys for Respondent:
James R. Layton Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan Jackstadt P.C.(314) 880-3619
    Counsel of Record34 N. Meramec Ave., Suite 600
St. Louis, MO  63105
jlayton@tuethkeeney.com
Party name: Carol S. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
 
James R. Layton Solicitor General(573) 751-1800
Office of the Attorney General
P. O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO  65102
james.layton@ago.mo.gov
Party name: Carol S. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Other:
Michael E. Bindas Institute for Justice(425) 646-9300
10500 N.E. 8th Street
Suite 1760
Bellevue, WA  98004
mbindas@ij.org
Party name: Institute for Justice
 
Paul D. Clement Kirkland & Ellis LLP(202) 879-5000
655 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
paul.clement@kirkland.com
Party name: Douglas County School District, et al.
 
Kimberlee Wood Colby Christian Legal Society(703) 894-1087
8001 Braddock Rd., Suite 302
Springfield, VA  22151
kcolby@clsnet.org
Party name: Christian Legal Society, et al.
 
Douglas R. Cox Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 530-9539
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036-5306
dcox@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Association of Christian Schools International, et al.
 
Nathan J Diament Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America(202) 513-6484
820 First Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002
ouadc@ou.org
Party name: The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
 
John A. Eidsmoe Foundation for Moral Law(334) 262-1245
One Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36104
eidsmoeja@juno.com
Party name: Foundation for Moral
 
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.
 
Michael Lee Francisco MRDLaw(303) 325-7843
3301 West Clyde PLace
Denver, CO  80211
michael.francisco@mrd.law
Party name: Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
 
Jared O. Freedman Jenner & Block LLP(202)-639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
jfreedman@jenner.com
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
Mark F. Hearne II. Arent Fox LLP(314) 296-4000
112 S. Hanley Rd., Suite 200
Clayton, MO  63105
thor@arentfox.com
Party name: National Association 0f Evangelicals
 
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
 
K. Hollyn Hollman Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty(202) 544-4226
200 Maryland Ave. NE.
Washington, DC  20002
Party name: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and General Synod of The United Church of Christ
 
Meriem L. Hubbard Pacific Legal Foundation(916) 419-7111
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
mlh@pacificlegal.org
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation
 
 
Allison Blair Jones 725 Twelfth Street, NW (202) 434-5000
Washington, DC  20005
ajones@wc.com
Party name: The Bronx Household of Faith
 
Joseph J. LoBue Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson(202)-639-7000
801 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
Joseph.LoBlue@friedfrank.com
Party name: Belmont Abbey College
 
C. Kevin Marshall Jones Day(202) 879-3939
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
ckmarshall@jonesday.com
Party name: Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
 
Matthew T. Martens Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
matthew.martens@wilmerhale.com
Party name: American Associationof Christian Schools
 
Eric D. McArthur Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8000
1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20005
emcarthur@sidley.com
Party name: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al.
 
Michael W. McConnell 559 Nathan Abbott Way(650) 736-1326
Stanford, CA  94305
mcconnell@law.stanford.edu
Party name: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
 
Douglas B. Mishkin Venable LLP(202) 344-4000
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
dbmishkin@venable.com
Party name: Legal and Religious Historians
 
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Religious and Civil Rights Organizations
 
Darryl P. Rains 755 Page Mill Road (650) 813-5600
Palo Alto, CA  94304
DRains@mofo.com
Party name: The General Council of the Assemblies of God
 
Glenn E. Roper Deputy Solicitor General720-508-6562
1300 Broadway, 10th floor
Denver, CO  80203
glenn.roper@coag.gov
Party name: Colorado
 
Gene C. Schaerr Schaerr l Duncan, LLP(202) 787-1060
1717 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC  20006
gschaerr@schaerr-duncan.com
Party name: Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, et al.
 
David I. Schoen 2800 Zelda Road(334) 395-6611
Suite 100-6
Montgomery, AL  36106
dschoen593@aol.com
Party name: Law and Religion Practitioners
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: The American Center for Law & Justice
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: American Center for Law & Justice
 
Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
ishapiro@cato.org
Party name: The Cato Institute
 
Mathew D. Staver Liberty Counsel(800) 671-1776
P.O. Box 540774
Orlando, FL  327854
court@lc.org
Party name: Liberty Counsel, et al.
 
Marc D. Stern American Jewish Committee(212) 891-1480
165 East 56th Street
New York, NY  10022
sternm@ajc.org
Party name: American Jewish Committee in support of neither party
 
Aaron M. Streett Baker Botts, L.L.P.(713) 229-1855
910 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX  77002-4995
aaron.streett@bakerbotts.com
Party name: Members of Congress
 
Camilla B. Taylor Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.(312) 663-4413
105 W. Adams Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL  60603
ctaylor@lambdalegal.org
Party name: Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
 
Lawrence VanDyke Solicitor General(775) 684-1100
Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV  89701
LVanDyke@ag.nv.gov
Party name: Nevada, et al.
 
Eugene Volokh Scott & Cyan Banister(310) 206-3926
First Amendment Clinic
UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90095
volokh@law.ucla.edu
Party name: World Vision, Inc.
 
John M. West Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C.(202) 842-2600
805 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20005
jwest@bredhoff.com
Party name: The National Education Association
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