Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Golan v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-545 10th Cir. Oct 5, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jan 18, 2012 6-2 Ginsburg OT 2011
 
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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Holding: Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act does not exceed Congress’s authority under the Copy­right Clause.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 18, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito. Justice Kagan did not take part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs for the Petitioners Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioners Merits Briefs for the Respondent Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent

Certiorari-stage documents

  • Petition for certiorari (unavailable)
  • Brief in opposition (unavailable)
  • Petitioners' reply
  • Amicus brief on behalf of Internet Archive (unavialalbe)
  • Amicus brief of the Conductors Guild (unavailable)
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