Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Crawley v. Minnesota

Petition for certiorari denied on March 4, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-698 Minn. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the First Amendment allows a state to selectively criminalize defamation of the police, banning defamation expressing anti-police views while permitting knowing false statements expressing pro-police views.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 3 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 7, 2013)
Dec 10 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jan 2 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 22, 2013.
Jan 21 2013Brief of respondent Minnesota in opposition filed.
Jan 31 2013Reply of petitioner Melissa Crawley filed.
Feb 6 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 1, 2013.
Mar 4 2013Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot