Decided

No. 20-1800

Harold Shurtleff, et al. v. City of Boston, Massachusetts, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

See other cases from the First Circuit.

Docket Entries

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

Argued. For petitioners: Mathew Staver, Orlando, Fla.; and Sopan Joshi, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Washington, D. C.

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

Reply of petitioners Harold Shurtleff, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Reply of Harold Shurtleff, et al. not accepted for filing. (Corrected version submitted)(January 11, 2022)

Brief amici curiae of National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Freedom From Religion Foundation and Center for Inquiry filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Local Government Organizations filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, et al. filed. (Distributed)

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

Brief of respondents City of Boston, et al. filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED

The record from the U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.

The record from the U.S.D.C. Dist. of Massachusetts is electronic and located on Pacer.

Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed.

Brief amici curiae of Kentucky, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Advancing American Freedom and Faith & Freedom Coalition filed.

Brief amicus curiae of CatholicVote.org Education Fund filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Protect the First Foundation filed.

Brief amici curiae of Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Thomas More Society filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The American Legion filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative filed.

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

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

Brief amicus curiae of American Cornerstone Institute filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Bronx Household of Faith filed.

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners GRANTED.

Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Liberty, Life and Law Foundation filed.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit.

ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.

Brief of petitioners Harold Shurtleff, et al. filed.

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners Harold Shurtleff, et al.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, City of Boston, et al.

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Harold Shurtleff, et al.

Petition GRANTED.

Reply of petitioners Harold Shurtleff, et al. filed. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.

Brief amici curiae of Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, et al. filed.

Brief of respondents City of Boston, et al. in opposition filed.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 26, 2021)

Parties

Harold Shurtleff, et al., Petitioner, represented by Mathew D. Staver

City of Boston, et al., Respondent, represented by Douglas Harry Hallward-Driemeier

Amici Curiae

Advancing American Freedom and Faith & Freedom Coalition, Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew Jared Sheehan

American Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lisa Schiavo Blatt

American Cornerstone Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Anthony John Dick

Anti-Defamation League, Amicus Curiae, represented by Susan Leann Baker Manning

Bronx Household of Faith, Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew Michael Grossman

CatholicVote.org Education Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott William Gaylord

Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Frederick W. Claybrook Jr.

Foundation for Moral Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by John Allen Eidsmoe

Freedom From Religion Foundation and Center for Inquiry, Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard L. Bolton

Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Ryan Patrick McManus

Kentucky, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brett Robert Nolan

Liberty, Life and Law Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Deborah Dewart

Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Clark Kravitz

National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, United States Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, and International Municipal Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel H. Bromberg

National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles Rothfeld

Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Hugh McGinley

Pacific Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Deborah Joyce La Fetra

Protect the First Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Erik S. Jaffe

The American Legion, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kelly J. Shackelford

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lori Halstead Windham

The Rutherford Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Dorothy Alicia Hickok

Thomas More Society, Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas L. Brejcha Jr.

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elizabeth B. Prelogar

 
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