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Facebook Inc. v. Patel

Petition for certiorari denied on January 21, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-706 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a court can find Article III standing based on its conclusion that a statute protects a concrete interest, without determining that the plaintiff suffered a personal, real-world injury from the alleged statutory violation; (2) whether a court can find Article III standing based on a risk that a plaintiff’s personal information could be misused in the future, without concluding that the possibility of misuse is imminent; and (3) whether a court can certify a class without deciding a question of law that is relevant to determining whether common issues predominate under Rule 23.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 02 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 3, 2020)
Dec 10 2019Waiver of right of respondent Nimesh Patel, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 13 2019Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of Consumer Data Industry Association filed. (Distributed)
Jan 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of TechFreedom filed.(Distributed)
Jan 21 2020Petition DENIED.
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