Decided

No. 14-1280

Jeffrey J. Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

See other cases from the Third Circuit.

Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED

Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined.

Argued. For petitioner: Mark Frost, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae). For respondents: Thomas C. Goldstein, Bethesda, Md.

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Reply of petitioner Jeffrey J. Heffernan filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of New Jersey State League of Municipalities filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of National Conference of State Legislatures, et al. filed. (Distributed)

The record from the U.S.D.C. District of New Jersey (Newark) is electronic and located on PACER.

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.

Record from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit is electronic.

Brief of respondents City of Paterson, New Jersey, et al. filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED.

Record requested from U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.

Brief amici curiae of Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Government Employees filed.

Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)

Brief of petitioner Jeffrey J. Heffernan filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.

Reply of petitioner Jeffrey J. Heffernan filed.

Brief of respondents City of Paterson, New Jersey, et al. in opposition filed.

Waiver of right of respondent Police Chief James Wittig to respond filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 25, 2015.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 26, 2015)

Parties

Jeffrey J. Heffernan, Petitioner, represented by Mark B. Frost

City of Paterson, New Jersey, et al., Respondent, represented by Victor A. Afanador

City of Paterson, New Jersey, et al., Respondent, represented by Thomas C. Goldstein

Amici Curiae

National Association of Government Employees, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael T. Kirkpatrick

National Conference of State Legislatures, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Collin O'Connor Udell

New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald Scarinci

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eric C. Rassbach

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by J. Joshua Wheeler

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ginger D. Anders

 
Last updated: March 27, 2017