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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Courts - SCOTUS to issue opinions at 10 AM [Updated]

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ABC v. Aereo. The opinion is 6-3. Decision of the Second Circuit is reversed. Aereo is illegal because it performs petitioner's works publicly within the meaning of the transmit clause of the Copyright Act. 6-3, Scalia dissents, joined by Thomas and Alito. [This was the tiny TV antennas case]

"behind-the-scenes technological differences do not distinguish Aereo's system from cable systems, which do perform publicly." by tgoldstein

Cellphone privacy. Cases decided together, by the CJ: Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie.

This is a sweeping endorsement of digital privacy. by tgoldstein

Holding: the police generally may not without a warrant search digital information on the cellphone seized from an individual who has been arrested.
by Amy Howe. Judgment is 9-0.

This means that there are four cases left: NLRB v. Noel Canning, McCullen v. Coakley, Harris v. Quinn, and Hobby Lobby. Opinions tomorrow, perhaps Monday.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 25, 2014 09:50 AM
Posted to Courts in general