on Apr 26, 2010 at 10:04 am
The Court has granted cert. in Ortiz v. Jordan (09-737) and SchwarzeneggerÂ v. Entertainment Merchants Association (08-1448). Â It has invited the views of the Solicitor General in Hogan v. Kaltag Tribal Council (09-960).
Finally, the Court refused to allow the State of Michigan to reopen an old case — 1, 2 , 3 Original — in order to seek new measures to prevent the Asian carp from migrating toward Lake Michigan, or to file a new original case for that purpose.
The full order list is here.
The briefs in the cases acted on will soon follow the jump.
Title: SchwarzeneggerÂ v. Entertainment Merchants Association
Issues: (1)Â Whether the First Amendment permit any limitsÂ on offensive content in violent video games sold toÂ minors; and (2) whetherÂ a state regulation for displaying offensive,Â harmful images to children is invalid if it fails to satisfyÂ the exacting “strict scrutiny” standard of review.
- Opinion below (9th Circuit)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Amicus brief of the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense
- Amicus brief of the California Psychological Association et al.
Title: Ortiz v. Jordan
Issue: May a party appeal an order denying summaryÂ judgment after a full trial on the merits if the partyÂ chose not to appeal the order before trial?
Title: Hogan v. Kaltag Tribal Council
Issue: Whether the hundreds of Indian tribes throughout theÂ State of Alaska have authority to initiate andÂ adjudicate child custody proceedings involving a nonmemberÂ and then to compel the State to give full faithÂ and credit to the decrees entered in those proceedings.