No. 19-431
Vide 19-454
Title:Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home, Petitioner
v.
Pennsylvania, et al.
Docketed:October 2, 2019
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
   Case Numbers:(17-3752, 18-1253, 19-1129, 19-1189)
   Decision Date:July 12, 2019
   Rehearing Denied:
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:
Questions Presented

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 01 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 1, 2019)
PetitionAppendixCertificate of Word CountProof of Service
Oct 08 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, The Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home.
Blanket Consent
Oct 22 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 1, 2019 to December 16, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
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Oct 23 2019Letter of October 23, 2019 from counsel for petitioners received.
Oct 24 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part; the time is extended to and including December 9, 2019.
Oct 28 2019Brief amici curiae of Residents and Families of Residents at Homes of the Little Sisters of the Poor filed.
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Oct 31 2019Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. VIDED.
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Nov 01 2019Brief amici curiae of 92 Members of Congress filed. VIDED.
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Nov 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of Christian Legal Society filed.
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Nov 01 2019Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.
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Nov 01 2019Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute filed. VIDED.
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Nov 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed.
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Nov 05 2019Brief amici curiae of The States Of Texas,et al. filed. VIDED. (11/5/2019)
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Nov 05 2019Amicus brief of The States Of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, And West Virginia not accepted for filing. (November 04, 2019)(Corrected version submitted)
Dec 09 2019Brief of respondents Commonwealth of Pennsylvania et al. in opposition filed.
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Dec 20 2019Reply of petitioner The Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home filed.
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Dec 23 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 17 2020Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-454 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jan 17 2020Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-431. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-431. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
Feb 20 2020Blanket Consent filed by Federal respondents. VIDED.
Blanket Consent
Feb 21 2020SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. VIDED.
Feb 21 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, The Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home. VIDED.
Blanket Consent
Feb 21 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania et al. VIDED.
Blanket Consent
Feb 26 2020Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit.
Feb 27 2020Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. VIDED.
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Mar 02 2020Brief of petitioner The Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home filed (in 19-431).
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Mar 02 2020Brief of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, et al. filed (in 19-454).
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Mar 02 2020Motion for leave to dispense with printing the joint appendix in No. 19-454 filed (in 19-454).
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Mar 02 2020Brief amici curiae of Residents and Families of Residents at Homes of the Little Sisters of the Poor filed. VIDED.
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Mar 02 2020Brief amici curiae of Inner Life Fund and Institute for Faith and Family filed. VIDED.
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Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed. VIDED.
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Mar 05 2020Motion for leave to dispense with printing the joint appendix in No. 19-431 filed by petitioner (in 19-431).
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Mar 05 2020Amicus brief of The Cato Institute not accepted for filing. (Corrected brief submitted - March 17, 2020)
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute and Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed. VIDED.
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Mar 06 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Catholic Benefits Association filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix in No. 19-454 filed by petitioners GRANTED.
Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of March for Life Education and Defense Fund filed. VIDED
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of Independent Women's Law Center filed. VIDED
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of New Civil Liberties Alliance filed. VIDED
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Nicholas Bagley and Samuel L. Bray filed (in 19-454).
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Scholars filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Michael Stokes Paulsen and Kevin C. Walsh filed (in 19-431).
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc., et al. filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of Christian Business Owners Supporting Religious Freedom filed (in 19-431).
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of 161 Members of Congress filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Women Scholars filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of The Catholic Association Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amici curiae of The States Of Texas, et al. filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of Professor Douglas Laycock filed. VIDED.
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed. VIDED
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Knights of Columbus filed. VIDED
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Mar 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed. VIDED.
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Mar 19 2020CIRCULATED
Mar 19 2020The record received from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit has been electronically filed.
Mar 23 2020Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix in No. 19-431 filed by petitioner GRANTED.

NAMEADDRESSPHONE
Attorneys for Petitioner
Mark Leonard Rienzi
    Counsel of Record
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

mrienzi@becketlaw.org
2023497208
Party name: The Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home
Attorneys for Respondents
Michael J. Fischer
    Counsel of Record
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
1600 Arch St.
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

mfischer@attorneygeneral.gov
215-560-2171
Party name: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania et al.
Noel J. Francisco
    Counsel of Record
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
202-514-2217
Party name: Federal respondents
Other
Helen M. Alvare
    Counsel of Record
George Mason University School of Law
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

halvare@gmu.edu
703 9939845
Party name: Women Scholars
Joshua Michael Blackman
    Counsel of Record
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002

josh@joshblackman.com
2022949003
Party name: The Cato Institute
Donald Burke
    Counsel of Record
Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP
2000 K St NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

dburke@robbinsrussell.com
202-775-4491
Party name: Nicholas Bagley and Samuel L. Bray
John J. Bursch
    Counsel of Record
Alliance Defending Freedom
440 First Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001

jbursch@adflegal.org
(616) 450-4235
Party name: March for Life Education and Defense Fund
Anthony Thomas Caso
    Counsel of Record
Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

caso@chapman.edu
877-855-3330
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
Matthew James Clark
    Counsel of Record
Foundation for Moral Law
1 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

matt@morallaw.org
334-262-1245
Party name: Foundation for Moral Law
Miles Edward Coleman
    Counsel of Record
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
2 West Washington Street
Suite 400
Greenville, SC 29601

miles.coleman@nelsonmullins.com
8643732352
Party name: Constitutional Law Scholars
Dwight Gerard Duncan
    Counsel of Record
University of Massachusetts
School of Law
333 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

dduncan@umassd.edu
508-985-1124
Party name: Residents and Families of Residents at Homes of the Little Sisters of the Poor
Blaine H. Evanson
    Counsel of Record
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
3161 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

bevanson@gibsondunn.com
949-451-3805
Party name: 92 Members of Congress
Blaine H. Evanson
    Counsel of Record
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
3161 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

bevanson@gibsondunn.com
949-451-3805
Party name: 161 Members of Congress
Richard Shawn Gunnarson
    Counsel of Record
Kirton McConkie
Key Bank Tower
36 South State Street, Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

sgunnarson@kmclaw.com
801-323-5907
Party name: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al.
Kyle Douglas Hawkins
    Counsel of Record
Texas Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 12548 (MC 059)
Austin, TX 78711-2548

kyle.hawkins@oag.texas.gov
5129361700
Party name: The States Of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, And West Virginia
James L. Hirsen
    Counsel of Record
505 S. Villa Real Drive
Suite 101
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

james@jameshirsen.com
714-614-0401
Party name: Inner Life Fund and Institute for Faith and Family
Scott A. Keller
    Counsel of Record
Baker Botts LLP
700 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

scott.keller@bakerbotts.com
2026397700
Party name: Professor Douglas Laycock
Eric Nieuwenhuis Kniffin
    Counsel of Record
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
90 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

ekniffin@lrrc.com
7193863017
Party name: The Knights of Columbus
Matthew Theodore Martens
    Counsel of Record
WilmerHale
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

matthew.martens@wilmerhale.com
202-663-6000
Party name: Christian Legal Society
Thomas Ryan McCarthy
    Counsel of Record
Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
1600 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22209

tom@consovoymccarthy.com
7032439423
Party name: First Liberty Institute
Erin Elizabeth Mersino
    Counsel of Record
Great Lakes Justice Center
5600 W. Mount Hope Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917

eb8181@yahoo.com
917-826-8469
Party name: Christian Business Owners Supporting Religious Freedom
L. Martin Nussbaum
    Counsel of Record
Nussbaum Speir Gleason PLLC
2 N. Cascade Ave.
Ste. 1430
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1662

martin@nussbaumspeir.com
7194281919
Party name: The Catholic Benefits Association
Andrea Marie Picciotti-Bayer
    Counsel of Record
Catholic Association Foundation
3220 N. Street NW, Suite 126
Washington, DC 20007

amariepicciotti@gmail.com
5712016564
Party name: The Catholic Association Foundation, et al.
Richard A. Samp
    Counsel of Record
New Civil Liberties Alliance
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036

rasamp@verizon.net
202-869-5210
Party name: New Civil Liberties Alliance
Gene Clayton Schaerr
    Counsel of Record
Schaerr | Jaffe
1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006

gschaerr@schaerr-jaffe.com
202-787-1060
Party name: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc., the Coalition for Jewish Values, Asma T. Uddin, Pastor Robert Soto, and Imam Ossama Bahloul
Brian David Schmalzbach
    Counsel of Record
McGuireWoods LLP
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

bschmalzbach@mcguirewoods.com
804-775-4746
Party name: Michael Stokes Paulsen and Kevin C. Walsh
Jay Alan Sekulow
    Counsel of Record
American Center for Law and Justice
201 Maryland Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

jsekulow@claglaw.com
2022485407
Party name: American Center for Law and Justice
Kelly J. ShackelfordFirst Liberty Institute
2001 W Piano Pkwy
Suite 1600
Plano, TX 75075

kshackelford@firstliberty.org
972-941-4444
Party name: First Liberty Institute
David H. Thompson
    Counsel of Record
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
1523 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

dthompson@cooperkirk.com
202-220-9600
Party name: Independent Women's Law Center