Good news! Today the United States Supreme Court announced that our Petition for Certiorari has been distributed for Conference on Thursday, June 7.
As anticipated, the Eden Prairie case (which involves the same legal issues as our own case) has also been docketed for Conference that day.
Both cases raise the question of how courts interpret the Jones v. Wolf (1979) decision and its guidance on “neutral principles of law”. In Conference, the Justices will be discussing if these are cases they wish to review to resolve the conflicting interpretations.
The consequence is that we could hear as early as Monday, June 11th what the Court’s decision is regarding our Petition for Certiorari. If granted, our case would then be heard some time in the next session of the court, which begins this fall.
Please encourage your congregation to keep the Court’s deliberations that day in their prayers.
(The Rev. Canon) Jim Lewis
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