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McKee v. Cosby

Petition for certiorari denied on February 19, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1542 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether a victim of sexual misconduct who merely publicly states that she was victimized (i.e., #metoo) has thrust herself to the forefront of a public debate in an attempt to influence the outcome, thereby becoming a limited-purpose public figure who loses her right to recover for defamation absent a showing of actual malice by clear and convincing evidence.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 07 2018Application (17A971) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 20, 2018 to April 19, 2018, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Mar 14 2018Application (17A971) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until April 19, 2018.
Apr 19 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 13, 2018)
Jun 11 2018Waiver of right of respondent William H. Cosby, Jr. to respond filed.
Jun 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Jun 29 2018Response Requested. (Due July 30, 2018)
Jul 30 2018Brief of respondent William H. Cosby, Jr. in opposition filed.
Aug 06 2018Reply of petitioner Kathrine Mae McKee filed.
Aug 15 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Sep 20 2018Rescheduled.
Oct 01 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/5/2018.
Oct 02 2018Rescheduled.
Oct 09 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/12/2018.
Oct 10 2018Rescheduled.
Oct 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/26/2018.
Oct 25 2018Rescheduled.
Oct 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/2/2018.
Nov 01 2018Rescheduled.
Nov 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2018.
Nov 07 2018Rescheduled.
Nov 13 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/16/2018.
Nov 15 2018Rescheduled.
Nov 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/30/2018.
Nov 28 2018Rescheduled.
Dec 03 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.
Dec 06 2018Rescheduled.
Dec 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 03 2019Rescheduled.
Jan 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Jan 10 2019Rescheduled.
Jan 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.
Jan 18 2019Rescheduled.
Feb 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 19 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, concurring in the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
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