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McKee v. Cosby

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1542 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a victim of sexual misconduct who merely publicly states that she was victimized (i.e., #metoo) has thrust herself to the forefront of a public debate in an attempt to influence the outcome, thereby becoming a limited-purpose public figure who loses her right to recover for defamation absent a showing of actual malice by clear and convincing evidence.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 07 2018Application (17A971) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 20, 2018 to April 19, 2018, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Mar 14 2018Application (17A971) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until April 19, 2018.
Apr 19 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 13, 2018)
Jun 11 2018Waiver of right of respondent William H. Cosby, Jr. to respond filed.
Jun 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Jun 29 2018Response Requested. (Due July 30, 2018)
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