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 April 17 Conference, which Lyle reported on. On Tuesday at 10 a.m. we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will be live-blogging at this link . The Court has not yet announced whether there will be additional opinion announcements on Wednesday. This is the first week of the April sitting.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.