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Sherlock Holmes plea denied

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan refused on Thursday afternoon to block a federal appeals court ruling against continued copyright protection for fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, for any stories about him that have entered the public domain.  Kagan acted without even asking for a response from an author who is preparing a new Holmes anthology, and she gave no explanation for her denial of a stay.  The blog’s earlier post on the case is here.

Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, Sherlock Holmes plea denied, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 17, 2014, 4:41 PM),