|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-1231||3rd Cir.||Jan 19, 2021||Apr 1, 2021||9-0||Kavanaugh||OT 2020|
Holding: The Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to repeal or modify three of its media ownership rules was not arbitrary or capricious for purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh on April 1, 2021. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 07 2020||Application (19A879) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Feb 12 2020||Application (19A879) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until March 19, 2020.|
|Mar 09 2020||Application (19A879) to extend further the time from March 19, 2020 to April 18, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Mar 11 2020||Application (19A879) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until April 18, 2020.|
|Apr 17 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 20, 2020)|
|May 05 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 20, 2020 to July 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 06 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 21, 2020.|
|May 12 2020||Motion of Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, et al. to extend the time to file a response from May 20, 2020 to July 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 13 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 21, 2020, for all respondents.|
|May 20 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Gray Television, Inc. filed. VIDED|
|Jul 20 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Independent Television Group to respond filed.|
|Jul 21 2020||Brief of respondents Prometheus Radio Project; et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jul 22 2020||Waiver of right of Lane, Dennis Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, Inc. to respond filed.|
|Aug 05 2020||Reply of petitioners FCC, et al. filed.|
|Aug 19 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Oct 02 2020||Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-1241 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.|
|Oct 02 2020||Because 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. 19-1231. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-1231. 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.”|
|Nov 16 2020||Joint appendix filed (statement of costs filed 4/13/21). VIDED.|
|Nov 16 2020||Brief of petitioners FCC, et al. filed.|
|Nov 16 2020||Brief of Industry Petitioners filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 17 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, National Association of Broadcasters|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Publc Policy Studies filed. VIDED|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of TechFreedom filed. VIDED|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of The ABC Television Affiliates Association, The CBS Television Network Affiliates Association, The FBC Television Affiliates Association, and The NBC Television Affiliates filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Gray Television, Inc. filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Americans for Prosperity Foundation filed. VIDED.|
|Nov 25 2020||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. VIDED.|
|Dec 03 2020||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit.|
|Dec 08 2020||CIRCULATED|
|Dec 11 2020||Motion for divided argument filed by petitioners FCC, et al. VIDED.|
|Dec 16 2020||Brief of respondents Prometheus Radio Project, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 22 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||The record received from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit, for case numbers 19-1231 & 19-1241 (Consolidated). The record has been filed electronically for both case numbers.|
|Dec 23 2020||Amicus brief of Public Knowledge not accepted for filing. (December 23, 2020)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of District of Columbia, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of Former FCC Commissioners filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of Media Law and Policy Scholars filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The American Statistical Association filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of Professors of Communications Law, Policy, and Administrative Law, and Doctors of Economics and Social Science filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2020||Amicus brief of Sue Wilson, Media Action Center not accepted for filing. (January 14, 2021)|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Sue Wilson, Media Action Center filed (Corrected PDF submitted - 1/14/21). (Distributed) VIDED.|
|Jan 08 2021||Motion for divided argument filed by the Acting Solicitor General GRANTED. VIDED.|
|Jan 08 2021||Reply of petitioner FCC, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 08 2021||Reply of Industry Petitioners filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Jan 19 2021||Argued. For petitioners in 19-1231: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For petitioners in 19-1241: Helgi C. Walker, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Ruthanne M. Deutsch, Washington, D. C. VIDED.|
|Apr 01 2021||Judgment REVERSED. Kavanaugh, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. VIDED.|
NEW: SCOTUS adds one new case to its docket for next term: Hemphill v. New York, a criminal-procedure case about the interaction between hearsay rules and the right of defendants to confront witnesses against them. Still no action on major petitions involving guns and abortion.
The court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. EDT followed by oral argument in two cases.
First, whether Alaska Native regional and village corporations are “Indian Tribes” for purposes of CARES Act Covid-related relief.
By @StanfordLaw’s Gregory Ablavsky.
Are Alaska Native corporations Indian tribes? A multimillion-dollar question - SCOTUSblog
Are Alaska Native corporations — special corporations that Congress created in 1971 when it resolved Native claims ...
It's official: In the first-ever SCOTUS bracketology tournament, our readers have chosen CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN as the greatest justice in history. The author of Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, and Miranda v. Arizona defeated top-seeded John Marshall in the final round.
We've reached the final round of SCOTUS bracketology, and two illustrious chief justices are facing off for the championship. One wrote Marbury v. Madison. The other wrote Brown v. Board. Our full write-up on both finalists is here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/04/the-great-chief-and-the-super-chief-a-final-showdown-in-supreme-court-march-madness/
Cast your vote below!
NEW: The Supreme Court will issue opinion(s?) next Thursday April 22. We’re still waiting on decisions in the ACA case and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia about religious liberty and LGBT rights.
Four Democrats unveiled legislation today to expand the size of the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13 -- but Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate quickly threw cold water on the proposal.
Here's our report from @jamesromoser:
Bill to enlarge the Supreme Court faces dim prospects in Congress - SCOTUSblog
Four congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court from ...
We're so excited about our April 15 Live Webinar (w/ @HarvardACS & @HarvardFedSoc), Covering the Court, featuring an all-star lineup of panelists @jduffyrice, @katieleebarlow, @whignewtons, & @stevenmazie! _👩⚖️👩⚖️👩⚖️👨⚖️👨⚖️👨⚖️👨⚖️👨⚖️👨⚖️_ Register here ➡️ https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k_b_9IPBQ_GV37rpsjF9kw
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.