Maracich v. Spears
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 9, 2013
|Jun 17, 2013||5-4||Kennedy||OT 2012|
Holding: An attorney’s solicitation of clients is not a permissible purpose covered by the “litigation exception” to the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on June 17, 2013. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan joined.
- Opinion analysis: Turns out, turnabout is fair play (Kevin Russell)
- Details: Maracich v. Spears (Kevin Russell)
- Argument recap: Looking for a line south of trolling for clients (Kevin Russell)
- Argument preview: Is turnabout fair play under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act? (Kevin Russell)
- Six new grants, redistricting ruling (Lyle Denniston)
- Petition of the day (Ben Cheng)