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National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-512 9th Cir. Mar 31, 2021 TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erroneously held, in conflict with decisions of other circuits and general antitrust principles, that the National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility rules regarding compensation of student-athletes violate federal antitrust law.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 15 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 18, 2020)
Nov 09 2020Brief of respondents Shawne Alston, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Nov 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of Sam C. Ehrlich filed. VIDED.
Nov 18 2020Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Law And Business School Professors filed.
Nov 18 2020Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Economists filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Nov 24 2020Reply of petitioner National Collegiate Athletic Association filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2020Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 20-520 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Dec 16 2020Because 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. 20-512. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 20-512. 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.”
Dec 21 2020Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners National Collegiate Athletic Association. VIDED.
Jan 04 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, National Collegiate Athletic Association
Jan 08 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Shawne Alston, et al.
Jan 11 2021Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners GRANTED. VIDED.
Jan 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Sam C. Ehrlich in support of neither party filed. VIDED.
Feb 01 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. VIDED.
Feb 01 2021Brief of petitioner National Collegiate Athletic Association filed (in 20-512).
Feb 01 2021Brief of petitioners American Athletic Conference, et al. filed (in 20-520).
Feb 04 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Feb 04 2021Record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer. Part of the record is SEALED and has been electronically filed.
Feb 05 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, The Big Ten Conference, Inc.
Feb 05 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Federation Of State High School Associations filed (in 20-512).
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of American Council on Education and Ten Other Higher Education Associations filed. VIDED.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Thomas B. Nachbar filed. VIDED
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Law And Business School Professors filed. VIDED.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Economists filed. VIDED.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of Georgia, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of Former Student-Athletes filed. VIDED.
Feb 18 2021Application (20A145) to extend the time to file the reply briefs on the merits from 2 p.m., March 19, 2021 to 2 p.m., March 21, 2021, submitted to Justice Kagan. VIDED.
Feb 22 2021CIRCULATED.
Feb 24 2021Application (20A145) denied by Justice Kagan. VIDED.
Mar 03 2021Brief of respondents Shawne Alston, et al. filed. VIDED (Distributed)
Mar 09 2021Brief amici curiae of 65 Professors of Law, Business, Economics, and Sports Management filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed. VIDED.
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of Advocates for Minor Leaguers filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Historians filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Sports Economists filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Former NCAA Executives filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of African American Antitrust Lawyers filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Antitrust Institute filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Dr. Ellen J. Staurowsky, Dr. Eddie Comeaux, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Arizona, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of O'Bannon Plaintiff Class Representatives filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Players Associations of the National Football League, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Open Markets Institute, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. VIDED.
Mar 19 2021Reply of petitioner National Collegiate Athletic Association filed (in 20-512). (Distributed)
Mar 19 2021Reply of petitioners American Athletic Conference, et al. filed (in 20-520). (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021Argued. For petitioners: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Jeffrey L. Kessler, New York, N. Y.; and Elizabeth B. Prelogar, Acting Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) VIDED.