No. 19-348

St. James School v. Darryl Biel, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Kristen Biel

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Docket Entries


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

Argued. For petitioners: Eric C. Rassbach, Washington, D. C.; and Morgan L. Ratner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.). For respondents: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Menlo Park, Cal. VIDED.


Argument to be rescheduled for May 2020.


The record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.


SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. VIDED

Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-267 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.

Because 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. 19-267. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-267. 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.”

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.

Reply of petitioner St. James School filed.

Brief of respondent Darryl Biel in opposition filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Asma T. Uddin filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Stephen Wise Temple filed.

Brief amici curiae of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Professors Douglas Laycock, et al. filed.

Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 13, 2019.

Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 17, 2019 to November 13, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.

Brief amici curiae of Church of God in Christ, Inc. and Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America filed. VIDED

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2019)


St. James School, Petitioner, represented by Eric Christopher Rassbach

Darryl Biel, Respondent, represented by Jennifer Anne Lipski

Amici Curiae

Asma T. Uddin, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Patrick Kearney Jr.

Church of God in Christ, Inc. and Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas Henderson Dupree Jr.

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eric D. McArthur

National Catholic Educational Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by James A. Sonne

Professor John D. Inazu, Amicus Curiae, represented by Zachary Guy Parks

Professors Douglas Laycock, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Victoria Dorfman

Senator Mike Lee, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jesse Michael Panuccio

Stephen Wise Temple, Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul D. Clement

The American Civil Liberties Union et al, Amicus Curiae, represented by Heather Lynn Weaver

The Association of Classical Christian Schools, et al.,, Amicus Curiae, represented by Misha Tseytlin

Virginia, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Toby Jay Heytens

Last updated: July 12, 2024