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Allen v. Cooper

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-877 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 18 2018Application (18A412) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 19 2018Application (18A412) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 6, 2019.
Jan 04 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 7, 2019)
Feb 04 2019Waiver of right of respondents Roy A. Cooper, III, Governor of North Carolina, et al. to respond filed.
Feb 07 2019Brief amicus curiae of Ralph Oman filed.
Feb 07 2019Brief amici curiae of David Nimmer, et al. filed.
Feb 07 2019Brief amicus curiae of Recording Industry Association of America filed.
Feb 13 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/1/2019.
Feb 19 2019Response Requested. (Due March 21, 2019)
Feb 20 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 21, 2019 to April 22, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 25 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 22, 2019.
Apr 22 2019Brief of respondents Roy A. Cooper, III, Governor of North Carolina, et al. in opposition filed.
May 02 2019Reply of petitioners Frederick L. Allen, et al. filed.
May 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/23/2019.
 
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