|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-1063||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should overrule the “actual malice” requirement it imposed on public figure defamation plaintiffs.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 01 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 8, 2021)|
|Feb 17 2021||Waiver of right of respondents Guy Lawson, et al. to respond filed.|
|Feb 24 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|Mar 17 2021||Response Requested. (Due April 16, 2021)|
|Mar 23 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 16, 2021 to May 17, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 24 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 17, 2021.|
|May 17 2021||Brief of respondents Guy Lawson, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 25 2021||Reply of petitioner Shkelzen Berisha filed.|
|Jun 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/17/2021.|
|Jun 21 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.|
|Jul 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.|
|Jul 02 2021||Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion) Justice Gorsuch, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
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