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American Athletic Conference v. Alston

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-520 9th Cir. Mar 31, 2021 TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Sherman Act authorizes a court to subject the product-defining rules of a joint venture to full Rule of Reason review, and to hold those rules unlawful if, in the court’s view, they are not the least restrictive means that could have been used to accomplish their procompetitive goal.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 15 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 19, 2020)
Nov 09 2020Brief of respondents Shawne Alston, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Nov 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of Sam C. Ehrlich filed. VIDED.
Nov 18 2020Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Law And Business School Professors filed.
Nov 18 2020Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Economists filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Nov 24 2020Reply of petitioner The Big Ten Conference, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2020Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 20-512 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Dec 16 2020Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 20-512. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 20-512. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
Feb 01 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. VIDED.
Feb 04 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Feb 04 2021Record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer. Part of the record is SEALED and has been electronically filed.
Feb 22 2021CIRCULATED.
Mar 31 2021Argued. For petitioners: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Jeffrey L. Kessler, New York, N. Y.; and Elizabeth B. Prelogar, Acting Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) VIDED.