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Scholz v. Delp

Petition for certiorari denied on June 6, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1103 Mass. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the First Amendment creates a categorical presumption that statements about a person's motive in committing suicide are matters of “opinion” rather than “fact” and thus cannot be the basis of a defamation action.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 23 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 4, 2016)
Mar 30 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 4, 2016.
Mar 30 2016Brief of respondent Boston Herald in opposition filed.
May 2 2016Brief of respondent Micki Delp in opposition filed.
May 10 2016Reply of petitioners Donald Thomas Scholz, et al. filed.
May 17 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.
Jun 6 2016Petition DENIED.