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.

Nelson v. Time Warner Cable Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 18, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1236 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether the statute governing Texas’s transition from municipal-level to state-level cable franchising is subject to strict scrutiny under the Speech and Press Clauses of the First Amendment; and (2) whether a federal court of appeals can hold unconstitutional a state statute that has been amended during the pendency of the appeal, without first allowing the state to make a record in defense of the amended statute.

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