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Facebook Inc. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County

Petition for certiorari denied on May 18, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1006 Cal. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to subpoena service providers and force them to turn over the contents of their account-holders’ communications, notwithstanding the Stored Communications Act’s express prohibition on such disclosures, and whether a service provider can be held in contempt for refusing to violate the SCA in response to such a subpoena.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 26 2019Application (19A609) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 10, 2019 to February 8, 2020, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Dec 02 2019Application (19A609) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until February 8, 2020.
Feb 07 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 12, 2020)
Feb 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 12, 2020 to April 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 24 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 13, 2020.
Apr 09 2020Brief of respondents Lee Sullivan in opposition filed.
Apr 27 2020Reply of petitioners Facebook, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 28 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.
May 18 2020Petition DENIED.
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