Minority Television Project, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on June 30, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1124 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Court should overrule Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. Federal Communications Commission’s outdated rationale for diminishing the First Amendment protection of broadcasters; (2) whether, in light of the Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, strict scrutiny applies to laws prohibiting broadcasters from transmitting paid political messages; and (3) whether, consistent with the prevailing approach in the courts of appeals, a ban on speech fails intermediate scrutiny if the only evidence before Congress supposedly linking the ban to the interest that the government seeks to advance consists of guesswork lacking any concrete factual support.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 21 2014Application (13A856) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 2, 2014 to March 17, 2014, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Feb 25 2014Application (13A856) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until March 17, 2014.
Mar 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 18, 2014)
Apr 9 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 19, 2014.
Apr 18 2014Brief amici curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom, and National Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amici curiae of Former FCC Officials filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amici curiae of Citizens United, et al. filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amici curiae of Media Independence, et al. filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Apr 18 2014Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
May 16 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 22, 2014.
May 22 2014Brief of respondent Federal Communications Commission, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 9 2014Reply of petitioner Minority Television Project, Inc. filed.
Jun 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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