Issue: Whether the scope of preemption under the federal Copyright Act extends to state-law claims based on the misappropriation of the effort necessary to create widely-disseminated facts and ideas that have been reduced to tangible media and thus fall within the Act’s subject matter.
Proceedings and Orders
Nov 29 2012
Application (12A552) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 25, 2012 to January 25, 2013, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Dec 3 2012
Application (12A552) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until January 25, 2013.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its December 6 Conference. (As Lyle reported the Court granted one new case from that Conference on Friday afternoon.) On Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging at 9:45. This is the second week of the December sitting; the hearing list for this sitting is here.
Upcoming Oral Arguments
Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio Right of foreign nationals to bring their children into the U.S., or to change their status, when the children have reached the age of twenty-one while waiting on government lists for available visas.