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.
3/30Brumfield v. Cain Whether a defendant in a capital case has a right to an independent court hearing on Whether he suffers from mental incapacity and therefore is not eligible for the death penalty.
3/31Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. Whether the Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held that “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects beyond the expiration date of the patent is unlawful per se”.
On Monday afternoon Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified before the House Appropriations Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Court’s budget for the next fiscal year and the federal judiciary, but the legislators also took full advantage of the occasion to touch on other topics as well.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
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National Press Club Award
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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.
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