Issue: Whether a plaintiff who purchases directly from a
member of a price-fixing conspiracy is necessarily a “direct
purchaser” under Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois(as the Third and
Seventh Circuits have held), or whether instead the
plaintiff must show that the conspirators agreed to set
the specific price the plaintiff paid and not merely that
the conspiracy inflated that price by anticompetitive
means (as the Ninth Circuit held below).
Proceedings and Orders
May 31 2013
Application (12A1161) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 11, 2013 to July 11, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 4 2013
Application (12A1161) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until July 11, 2013.
Jul 1 2013
Application (12A1161) to extend further the time from July 11, 2013 to August 9, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
On Monday the Court granted five new cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in one new case. Lyle reported on those orders. On Tuesday the Court issued two opinions. Tuesday's live blog is archived here. On Wednesday the Court issued three opinions. Wednesday's live blog is archived here. This is the second week of the February sitting. On Friday, the Justices will meet for their March 7 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here.
Upcoming Oral Arguments
Wood v. Moss Secret Service agents’ plea for immunity from lawsuit for actions taken against demonstrators who were opposed to the president’s policies.
Clark v. Rameker Whether an Individual Retirement Account that an individual inherited rather than created personally is exempted from a bankruptcy estate
Catsimatidis v. Irizarry Whether an individual may be held personally liable
for a corporation’s violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act merely
because the individual had general control over corporate
affairs, but exercised no personal responsibility
over the conduct that caused the violation.
Justice Elena Kagan delivers the 2014 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture on Women and the Law at the New York City Bar Association, where (among other things) she attributes the “gulf between Justice Ginsburg’s career and” hers to the work of Justice Ginsburg herself.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.