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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.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

National Review Inc. v. Mann

Petition for certiorari denied on November 25, 2019

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1451 D.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the question of whether a statement contains a “provably false” factual connotation is a question of law for the court (as most federal circuit courts hold), or is a question of fact for the jury when the statement is ambiguous (as many state high courts hold); and (2) whether the First Amendment permits defamation liability for expressing a subjective opinion about a matter of scientific or political controversy, such as characterizing a statistical model about climate change as “deceptive” and calling its creation a form of “scientific misconduct."

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 21 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 20, 2019)
May 28 2019Waiver of right of respondent Michael E. Mann to respond filed.
Jun 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 05 2019Response Requested. (Due July 5, 2019)
Jun 12 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Southeastern Legal Foundation.
Jun 20 2019Brief amicus curiae of Mark Steyn filed. VIDED.
Jun 20 2019Brief amicus curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. filed.
Jun 21 2019Certificate of Word Compliance filed with respect to brief of amicus curiae brief of Judicial Watch.
Jun 21 2019Affidavit of Service filed with respect to brief of amicus curiae of Judicial Watch.
Jun 28 2019Brief of respondent Michael E. Mann in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jul 02 2019Brief amicus curiae of Dr. Judith A. Curry filed. VIDED.
Jul 03 2019Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed. VIDED.
Jul 03 2019Brief amici curiae of 21 U.S. Senators filed.
Jul 05 2019Brief amici curiae of Former United States Attorneys General filed. VIDED.
Jul 05 2019Brief amicus curiae of Stephen McIntyre filed. VIDED.
Jul 05 2019Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 16 2019Reply of petitioner National Review, Inc. filed.
Jul 17 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 26 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/11/2019.
Oct 08 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/18/2019.
Oct 17 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Oct 28 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 12 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Nov 25 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Southeastern Legal Foundation GRANTED.
Nov 25 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Alito, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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