Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1279 3d Cir. Jan 19, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Mar 1, 2011 8-0 Roberts OT 2010

Holding: Corporations do not have a right of personal privacy for purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act, which protects from disclosure law enforcement records whose disclosure could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: Corporations do not have a right of personal privacy for purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act.

Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on March 1, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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