|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-132||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether originality is the proper standard to determine character copyrightability; and (2) whether copyrightability — for a character or any work — is a question of fact, or involves questions of fact, ill-suited for resolution on a Rule 12 motion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 03 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 8, 2020)|
|Aug 14 2020||Waiver of right of respondent The Walt Disney Company, et al. to respond filed.|
|Aug 19 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Sep 04 2020||Brief amici curiae of Suna Izgi, Orly Ravid, Robert C. Lind and Michael M. Epstein filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 08 2020||Brief amicus curiae of California Society of Entertainment Lawyers filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 16 2020||Response Requested. (Due October 16, 2020)|
|Oct 06 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 16, 2020 to November 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 07 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 13, 2020.|
|Nov 13 2020||Brief of respondents The Walt Disney Company, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 24 2020||Reply of petitioner The Moodsters Company filed.|
|Dec 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Jan 11 2021||Petition DENIED.|
Monday's decision rejecting sentence reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders may have been unanimous, but @ekownyankah writes that there is far more going on than the ruling's dry textual analysis might indicate. Read his incisive analysis here:
After decades, Congress reduced the racially unjust crack/cocaine disparity... raising amounts required for prison time. Why would Congress have left small time dealers to rot in prison for decades?
My thoughts on SCOTUS's ruling in Terry v. United States:https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/unanimous-ruling-on-crack-cocaine-disparity-is-heavy-on-text-light-on-history/
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
SCOTUS rules 9-0 that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for re-sentencing under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive. Here is the opinion in Terry v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-5904_i4dk.pdf
SCOTUS sides with the gov in 2 cases about whether certain criminal defendants are entitled to new trials / new plea hearings as a result of the court's 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States which narrowed a federal law barring people with felony convictions from possessing guns
In a relatively quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS takes up no new cases. But it does invite the federal government to submit a brief on the pending petition that asks the justices to take up a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061421zor_6j36.pdf
The Supreme Court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by opinion(s?) at 10:00.
There are 21 opinions outstanding including Obamacare, LGBTQ+ rights vs. religious liberty, and student speech.
We’ll crank up the live blog at 9:25. Join us!
Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, June 14 - SCOTUSblog
We will be live blogging on Monday, June 14, as the court releases orders from the June 10 conference and one ...
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