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Jankovic v. International Crisis Group

Petition for certiorari denied on April 3, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-683 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether, for a defamation plaintiff to be deemed a limited-purpose public figure, the defamatory statement must be directly related (or “germane”) to the plaintiff's voluntary involvement in the particular public controversy; and (2) if the court grants certiorari on the above question, whether a court may grant summary judgment in an actual-malice case on the ground that the plaintiff has not proven that the defendant “actually possessed subjective doubt” about the truth of a story, even if, based on the admissible evidence, a reasonable jury could find that the defendant actually possessed subjective doubt.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 11 2016Application (16A164) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 22, 2016 to November 21, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 12 2016Application (16A164) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 21, 2016.
Nov 18 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2016)
Nov 29 2016Waiver of right of respondent International Crisis Group, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 6 2016Brief amicus curiae of John J. Walsh filed. (Distributed)
Dec 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Dec 15 2016Brief amici curiae of Professors Blitz & Citron filed. (Distributed)
Jan 3 2017Response Requested . (Due February 2, 2017)
Jan 19 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2017.
Feb 28 2017Brief of respondent International Crisis Group in opposition filed.
Mar 10 2017Reply of petitioner Milan Jankovic, aka Philip Zepter filed.
Mar 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Apr 3 2017Petition DENIED.
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