|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.|
NEW: SCOTUS agrees to take up two new cases. Here's the orders list. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/030121zor_m6hn.pdf
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Good morning. It’s Monday, and it’s March!
At 9:30 a.m. EST, SCOTUS will release orders from Friday’s conference.
At 10:00, the court will consider an appointments clause challenge to administrative patent judges. More from George Quillin & Jeanne Gills.
Justices to consider appointments clause challenge to administrative patent judges - SCOTUSblog
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BREAKING: SCOTUS orders California’s Santa Clara County to allow churches to hold indoor services. Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissent. Here’s the short shadow docket order.
#SCOTUS grants emergency request from northern California churches to allow indoor worship services pending appeal, says result is "clearly dictated" by recent decision. Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/022621zr_1bo2.pdf
Just in: SCOTUS opinions expected next Thursday.
#SCOTUS website indicates that the Court will release orders from today's conference on Monday morning, March 1, at 9:30 am, with opinions again on Thursday, March 4, at 10 am. Justices will also hear oral arguments next week, including in Arizona voting dispute on Tuesday.
Apparently all the action today at #SCOTUS was not limited to opinion announcements at 10 am. Major new cert. petition filed today challenging Harvard admissions policy. https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1364962610177843210
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SCOTUS rules against a college student who tried to sue police officers after they mistook him for a criminal suspect and tackled/beat him. The unanimous ruling involves a technical interpretation of the "judgment bar" under the Federal Tort Claims Act. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-546_7mip.pdf
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