FORT WORTH CASE SET FOR SCOTUS CONFERENCE ON 19 FEBRUARY
The Episcopal Church's petition to the United States Supreme Court for cert of its appeal of the Texas Supreme Court decision on the diocese of Ft. Worth has been put on the SCOTUS docket for Conference on Friday, 19 February 2021. If the justices make a decision then on whether to grant cert, it will be announced in the list of decisions released to the public on Monday, 22 February.
The case had been placed on the docket for the Conference of 22 January. However, at that time, the justices deferred a decision. On 12 February, the Court announced that the item is now on the docket for the Conference of the 19th. In a Conference, the justices decide which cases at hand will be granted attention, as cert, and which will be discarded. Over ninety percent of cases are not accepted by the Court.
Stand by for an announcement, which typically appears at 9:00 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 22. We will probably know then whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Episcopal Church case from Ft. Worth.