|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-1123||3rd Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether the First Amendment right to free speech protects using a person’s actual likeness without permission when weighed against that person’s property, privacy and dignity rights against unauthorized use of his likeness; and (2) whether the First Amendment right to free speech protects a video game maker’s unauthorized use of a person’s face and voice in a game.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 12 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 18, 2021)|
|Feb 25 2021||Waiver of right of respondent Epic Games to respond filed.|
|Feb 26 2021||Waiver of right of respondents Lester Speight; Microsoft, Inc.; Microsoft Studios; The Coalition to respond filed.|
|Mar 02 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Atlantic Legal Foundation filed.|
|Mar 10 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.|
|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 16, 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, for all respondents. See Rule 30.1.|
|May 17 2021||Brief of respondents Lester Speight; Microsoft, Inc.; Microsoft Studios; The Coalition in opposition filed.|
|May 28 2021||Reply of petitioner Lenwood Hamilton filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/17/2021.|
|Jun 21 2021||Petition DENIED.|
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.
Just in: Biden will give remarks on Breyer's retirement today at the White House at 12:30 p.m. EST. Breyer will be in attendance.
Here's our new Breyer banner from @Courtartist. Breyer has always been an avid biker -- even to the point that he took a few spills. In fact, in 1993, when he was first being considered for a SCOTUS vacancy, he met with Bill Clinton while nursing broken ribs from a bike accident.
@Courtartist outdoes himself again with his Breyer retirement banner @SCOTUSblog.