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NCAA v. O’Bannon

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2016

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1388 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that NCAA rules defining “the eligibility of participants” in NCAA-sponsored athletic contests, NCAA v. Board of Regents of Univ. of Okla., violated the Sherman Act; and (2) whether the First Amendment protects a speaker against a state-law right-of-publicity claim based on the realistic portrayal of a person in an expressive work (here, a student-athlete in a college-sports videogame).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 2 2016Application (15A913) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 15, 2016 to April 14, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Mar 7 2016Application (15A913) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until April 14, 2016.
Apr 1 2016Application (15A913) to extend further the time from April 14, 2016 to May 13, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Apr 4 2016Application (15A913) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until May 13, 2016.
May 13 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 15, 2016)
Jun 6 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 15, 2016.
Jun 13 2016Brief amici curiae of 28 Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property Law Professors filed.
Jun 14 2016Brief amicus curiae of Bar Association of the District of Columbia Antitrust Law Section filed.
Jun 15 2016Brief amici curiae of Antitrust Scholars filed.
Jun 15 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Federation of State High School Associations filed.
Jul 1 2016Brief of respondents Edward C. O'Bannon, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 19 2016Reply of petitioner National Collegiate Athletic Association filed.
Jul 20 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016Petition DENIED.