|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1122||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issue: (1) Whether a cartel's delivery of price-fixed goods overseas for incorporation into finished products imported directly to the United States is immune from private suit under U.S. antitrust law; and (2) whether, absent special circumstances, a motions panel may assign itself to decide the merits of a case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 16 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 16, 2015)|
|Mar 31 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Apr 7 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 18, 2015, for all respondents.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The American Antitrust Institute filed.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Manufacturers filed.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amici curiae of Economists and Professors filed.|
|May 18 2015||Brief of respondents Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.|
|May 26 2015||Reply of petitioner Motorola Mobility LLC filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 15 2015||Petition DENIED.|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf
JUST IN: The Supreme Court DENIES Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward's bid to block the Jan. 6 committee from reviewing her phone records. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent from the court's brief, unexplained order denying Ward's request.
NEW: Another fight on the shadow docket over a subpoena seeking information about election interference. Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking SCOTUS to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for her phone records. Here's Ward's filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A350.pdf