Issue: Whether the scope of preemption under the federal Copyright Act extends to state-law claims based on the misappropriation of the effort necessary to create widely-disseminated facts and ideas that have been reduced to tangible media and thus fall within the Act’s subject matter.
Proceedings and Orders
Nov 29 2012
Application (12A552) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 25, 2012 to January 25, 2013, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Dec 3 2012
Application (12A552) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until January 25, 2013.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.