Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9:45 a.m.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Abbott v. Perez. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in Animal Science Products Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Amy Howe again has our preview.

Electronic Arts v. Davis

Petition for certiorari denied on March 21, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-424 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the First Amendment protects a speaker against a state-law right-of-publicity claim that challenges the realistic portrayal of a person in an expressive work.

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 5 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2015)
Nov 3 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 8, 2015.
Nov 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of Thomas Jefferson Center for Protection of Free Expression filed.
Nov 4 2015Brief amici curiae of 31 Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property Law Professors filed.
Nov 5 2015Brief amicus curiae of Entertainment Software Association filed.
Nov 5 2015Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed.
Dec 8 2015Brief of respondents Michael E. Davis, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 21 2015Reply of petitioner Electronic Arts Inc. filed.
Dec 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 4 2016Rescheduled.
Mar 2 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 18, 2016.
Mar 2 2016Supplemental brief of petitioner Electronic Arts Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 21 2016Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot