Decided

No. 15-577

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Carol S. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

See other cases from the Eighth Circuit.

Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to footnote 3. Kennedy, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined that opinion in full, and Thomas and Gorsuch, JJ., joined except as to footnote 3. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part, in which Gorsuch, J., joined. Gorsuch, J., filed an opinion concurring in part, in which Thomas, J., joined. Breyer, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, J., joined.

Argued. For petitioner: David A. Cortman, Lawrenceville, Ga. For respondent: James R. Layton, Jefferson City, Mo.

Letter of petitioner pursuant to April 14, 2017 request of Clerk filed. (Distributed)

Letter of respondent pursuant to April 14, 2017 request of Clerk filed. (Distributed)

Request from the Clerk that the parties submit their views on whether this case is affected by the press release relating to access to Missouri grant programs issued by Governor Greitens on April 13, 2017. The parties' views should be in the form of a letter delivered to the Court and served upon counsel by noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

CIRCULATED.

Record received from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit (1 box).

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.

SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Reply of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.

Application (16A78) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 12, 2016.

Application (16A78) to extend the time to file a reply brief from July 28, 2016 to August 12, 2016, submitted to Justice Alito.

Brief amicus curiae of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The National Education Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of Legal and Religious Historians filed.

Brief amici curiae of Religious and Civil Rights Organizations filed.

Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and General Synod of The United Church of Christ filed.

Brief of respondent Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Christian Schools filed.

Brief amicus curiae of WallBuilders, Inc. filed.

Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Liberty Counsel, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Colorado filed.

Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.

Brief amici curiae of Law and Religion Practitioners filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Belmont Abbey College filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The General Council of the Assemblies of God filed.

Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Evangelicals filed.

Brief amici curiae of Douglas County School District, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.

Brief amici curiae of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Bronx Household of Faith filed.

Brief amici curiae of Association of Christian Schools International, and Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.

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

Brief amicus curiae of American Jewish Committee in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The American Center for Law & Justice filed.

Brief amicus curiae of World Vision, Inc. filed.

Brief of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.

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

The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including April 14, 2016.

The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 28, 2016.

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.

Reply of petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Association of Christian Schools International, and Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.

Brief of respondent Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources in opposition filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The American Center for Law & Justice filed.

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

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2015)

Parties

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc., Petitioner, represented by David A. Cortman

Carol S. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Respondent, represented by James R. Layton

Amici Curiae

American Associationof Christian Schools, Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew T. Martens

American Center for Law & Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jay Alan Sekulow

American Civil Liberties Union, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jared O. Freedman

American Jewish Committee in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Marc D. Stern

Association of Christian Schools International, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas R. Cox

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Amicus Curiae, represented by K. Hollyn Hollman

Belmont Abbey College, Amicus Curiae, represented by Joseph J. LoBue

Christian Legal Society, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Kimberlee Wood Colby

Colorado, Amicus Curiae, represented by Glenn E. Roper

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Gene C. Schaerr

Douglas County School District, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul D. Clement

Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Lee Francisco

Foundation for Moral, Amicus Curiae, represented by John A. Eidsmoe

Institute for Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael E. Bindas

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, Amicus Curiae, represented by C. Kevin Marshall

Justice and Freedom Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by James L. Hirsen

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Camilla B. Taylor

Law and Religion Practitioners, Amicus Curiae, represented by David I. Schoen

Legal and Religious Historians, Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas B. Mishkin

Liberty Counsel, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Mathew D. Staver

Members of Congress, Amicus Curiae, represented by Aaron M. Streett

National Association 0f Evangelicals, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark F. Hearne II.

Nevada, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Lawrence VanDyke

Pacific Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Meriem L. Hubbard

Religious and Civil Rights Organizations, Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew J. Pincus

The American Center for Law & Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jay Alan Sekulow

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael W. McConnell

The Bronx Household of Faith, Amicus Curiae, represented by Allison Jones Rushing

The Cato Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ilya Shapiro

The General Council of the Assemblies of God, Amicus Curiae, represented by Darryl P. Rains

The National Education Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by John M. West

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Nathan J Diament

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Eric D. McArthur

WallBuilders, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven W. Fitschen

World Vision, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Eugene Volokh

 
Last updated: August 17, 2017