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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
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Golan v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-545 10th Cir. Oct 5, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jan 18, 2012 6-2 Ginsburg OT 2011

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Holding: Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act does not exceed Congress’s authority under the Copy­right Clause.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 18, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito. Justice Kagan did not take part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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Merits Briefs for the Petitioners

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioners

Merits Briefs for the Respondent

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent

Certiorari-stage documents

  • Petition for certiorari (unavailable)
  • Brief in opposition (unavailable)
  • Petitioners’ reply
  • Amicus brief on behalf of Internet Archive (unavialalbe)
  • Amicus brief of the Conductors Guild (unavailable)
 
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