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The Supreme Court will release orders from the March 22 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic Inc.; Christopher Walker has our preview.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in The Dutra Group v. Batterton; Joel Goldstein has our preview.

Oath Holdings, Inc. v. Ajemian

Petition for certiorari denied on March 26, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1005 Mass. - N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether a court-appointed legal representative, such as an estate administrator, should be able to provide lawful consent under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., for the disclosure of private email messages stored in an online email account by a user who died without a will or any other indication of actual consent.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 16 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 20, 2018)
Feb 19 2018Brief of respondents Marianne Ajemian, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 20 2018Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Facebook, Inc., et al.
Mar 05 2018Reply of petitioner Oath Holdings, Inc. filed.
Mar 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 26 2018Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Facebook, Inc., et al. GRANTED.
Mar 26 2018Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot