Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

McGinness v. Crime, Justice and America, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2012

Linked with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-653 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether the First Amendment provides commercial publishers with a right to demand that jail and prison administrators distribute their unsolicited publications to inmates; and (2) whether it is consistent with federalism and separation of powers concerns for federal courts to order elected county sheriffs to distribute unsolicited commercial publications to inmates, based on an evaluation of the content of the publications, and the number of publications the publisher is seeking to distribute, in each particular case.

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot