Certiorari Granted

No. 21-5592

John H. Ramirez v. Bryan Collier, Executive Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

See other cases from the Fifth Circuit.

Docket Entries

Respondents' lodging material received (including redacted declaration for public record and the unredacted sealed declaration).

Brief amici curiae of Maria Chavon Aguilar, Fernando Castro, Pablo Castro Jr., & Roberto Salcedo Jr. filed. (Distributed)

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

Brief of respondent Bryan Collier filed. (Distributed)

Amicus brief of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation submitted.

Respondents' September 22, 2021 lodging proposal approved, and submission of the non-record materials is requested by the Clerk.

Motion of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument DENIED.

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

Motion for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED.

Motion of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.

Motion of the Acting 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 amici curiae of The Freedom From Religion Foundation, et al. in support of neither party filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops filed. (Distributed)

Joint appendix (Volume I) filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Scholars of the PLRA and Prison Grievance Systems filed. (Distributed)

Brief of petitioner John Ramirez filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Religious-Liberty Scholars Douglas Laycock, et al. filed. (Distributed)

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

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

Brief amici curiae of Spiritual Advisors and Former Corrections Officials filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former Prison Officials filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Protect the First Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of United States in support of neither party filed. (Distributed)

Reply letter regarding lodging proposal filed by respondents.

Sur-reply letter regarding respondents lodging proposal filed by petitioner.

Letter in opposition to respondents' lodging proposal filed by petitioner.

Lodging proposal letter of respondents filed.

Motion for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed by respondent Bryan Collier.

CIRCULATED

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Bryan Collier

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, John Ramirez

The parties are directed to submit briefs that address whether petitioner adequately exhausted his audible prayer claim under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997e(a). The parties are also directed to address whether petitioner has satisfied his burden under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) to demonstrate that a sincerely held religious belief has been substantially burdened by restrictions on either audible prayer or physical contact. The parties are further directed to address whether the government has satisfied its burden under RLUIPA to demonstrate its policy is the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling government interest. Finally, the parties are directed to address the type of equitable relief petitioner is seeking, the appropriate standard for this relief, and whether that standard has been met here. See Hill v. McDonough, 547 U. S. 573, 584 (2006) (setting forth a four- factor test for equitable relief). The parties may address ot...

ARGUMENT SET FOR Monday, November 1, 2021.

This case is set for argument on Monday, November 1, 2021. Petitioner's brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support of petitioner or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Monday, September 27, 2021. Respondents' brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support of respondents, are to be filed on or before Friday, October 15, 2021. Petitioner's reply brief is due on or before 2 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2021.

Brief of respondent Collier, Bryan, et al. in opposition filed.

Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.

Application (21A33) referred to the Court.

Reply of applicant John H. Ramirez filed.

The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is granted. The motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and the petition for a writ of certiorari are granted. The Clerk is directed to establish a briefing schedule that will allow the case to be argued in October or November 2021.

Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 7, 2021)

Application (21A33) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.

Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Parties

John Ramirez, Petitioner, represented by Seth Kretzer

Bryan Collier, Respondent, represented by Judd Edward Stone II

Bryan Collier, Respondent, represented by Jennifer Wren Morris

Amici Curiae

Alliance Defending Freedom, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gordon Dwyer Todd

Arizona, et al.,, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ginger Jarvis

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

Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kent S. Scheidegger

First Liberty Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael John Walsh Jr.

Former Prison Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by David C. Frederick

Maria Chavon Aguilar, Fernando Castro, Pablo Castro Jr., & Roberto Salcedo Jr., Amicus Curiae, represented by Allyson Ho

Protect the First Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gene Clayton Schaerr

Religious-Liberty Scholars Douglas Laycock, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Harold Douglas Laycock

Scholars of the PLRA and Prison Grievance Systems: Andrea Armstrong, Kitty Calavita, Michele Deitch, Sharon Dolovich, Valerie Jenness, Michael B. Mushlin, Keramet Reiter, and Margo Schlanger, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jennifer Sheffield Freel

Spiritual Advisors and Former Corrections Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lisa Schiavo Blatt

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

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, American Atheists, and American Humanist Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Rebecca Susan Markert

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian H. Fletcher

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops, Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven Charles Levatino

 
Last updated: October 21, 2021