Docket for 01-618
No. 01-618 Status: DECIDED
Title: Eric Eldred, et al., Petitioners
v.
John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General
Docketed:          Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
October 11, 2001 (99-5430)

~~Date~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 11 2001Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 13,
2001)
Nov 2 2001 Order extending time to file response to petition until December
13, 2001.
Nov 26 2001Brief amicus curiae of Copyright Law Professors filed.
Dec 13 2001Brief of respondent John D. Ashcroft in opposition filed.
Dec 13 2001Brief amici curiae of Jack Balkin, Yochai Benkler,Burt Neuborne and
Jed Rubenfield filed.
Dec 13 2001Brief amicus curiae of Internet Archive filed.
Dec 13 2001Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, et
al. filed.
Dec 13 2001Brief amici curiae of American Association of Law Libraries, et al.
filed.
Dec 19 2001 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2002
Dec 20 2001Reply brief of petitioners Eric Eldred, et al. filed.
Jan 7 2002 REDISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2002
Jan 14 2002 REDISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 18, 2002
Feb 11 2002 REDISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2002
Feb 19 2002 Petition GRANTED.
SET FOR ARGUMENT October 9, 2002.
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Feb 25 2002 Order granting petition for writ of certiorari amended to read as
follows: The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited
to Questions 1 and 2 presented by the petition.
Mar 1 2002 Extension of time to file the petitioner's brief on the merits and
joint appendix granted. Due on May 20, 2002
Apr 12 2002Brief amici curiae of Progressive Intellectual Property Law
Association, et al. filed.
Apr 18 2002 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party
or of neither party received from counsel forthe petitioners.
May 17 2002Brief amici curiae of National Writers Union, et al. filed.
May 20 2002Joint appendix filed.
May 20 2002Brief of petitioners Eric Eldred, et al. filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of George A. Akerlof, et al. filed.
May 20 2002Brief amicus curiae of Intel Corporation filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, et
al. filed.
May 20 2002Brief amicus curiae of Hal Roach Studios & Michael Agee filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of Jack Balkin, Yochai Benkler,Burt Neuborne and
Jed Rubenfield filed.
May 20 2002Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Professors filed.
May 20 2002Brief amicus curiae of Free Software Foundation filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of College Art Association, et al. filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of Tyler Ochoa, Mark Rose, Edward Walterscheid
filed.
May 20 2002Brief amicus curiae of Malla Pollack filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of American Association of Law Libraries, et al.
filed.
May 20 2002Brief amici curiae of Internet Archive, et al. filed.
May 30 2002 Order extending time to file respondent's brief on the merits to
and including August 5, 2002.
Jul 29 2002Brief amicus curiae of Edward Samuels filed.
Aug 1 2002 CIRCULATED.
Aug 2 2002Brief amicus curiae of Nashville Songwriters Association International
filed.
Aug 2 2002Brief amicus curiae of International Coalition for Copyright
Protection filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief of respondent John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United
States filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Recording Industry Association of America
filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of Directors Guild of America, et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of Association of America Publishers, et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of F. James Sensenbrenner, et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Orrin G. Hatch filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association
filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of American Society of Composers,Authors and
Publishers, et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association
filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Songwriters Guild of America filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amici curiae of Symphonic and Concert Composers, et al. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of AOL Time Warner, Inc. filed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Recording Artists Coalition filed.
Aug 5 2002 LODGING consisting of 15 copies each of two DVDs received from
counsel for amicus Motion Picture Association ofAmerica. Nine sets
distributed.
Aug 5 2002Brief amicus curiae of Amsong, Inc. filed.
Aug 15 2002 Record filed.
Sep 4 2002Reply brief of petitioners Eric Eldred, et al. filed.
Sep 4 2002 Record filed.
Oct 9 2002 ARGUED.
Jan 15 2003 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of
the Court, in which Rehnquist, C.J., and O'Connor, Scalia,
Kennedy, Souter, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Stevens, J., and Breyer,
J., filed dissenting opinions.
Feb 10 2003Petition for rehearing filed.
Feb 19 2003 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 7, 2003
Mar 10 2003 Rehearing DENIED.
Mar 10 2003 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Mar 14 2003 Record returned to the USCA District of Columbia.
Mar 14 2003 Record returned to the USDC District of Columbia.
 


~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Lawrence Lessig Stanford Law School 6507360999
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Party name: Eric Eldred, et al.
 
Jonathan Zittrain Berkman Center 6174954643
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Attorneys for Respondent:
Solicitor General U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Party name: Ashcroft, Att'y Gen.
 
Other Attorneys:
Jonathan Weinberg Wayne State University 3135773942
471 West Palmer Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Party name: Copyright Law Professors
 
Burt Neuborne NYU School of Law 2129986172
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1066
Party name: Jack Balkin, Yochai Benkler,Burt Neuborne and Jed Rubenfield
 
Mark Lemley Boalt Hall School of Law 5106432670
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Party name: Internet Archive
 
Erik S. Jaffe 5101 34th Street, NW 2022378165
Washington, DC 20008
Party name: Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, et al.
 
Peter Jaszi 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW 2022744816
Suite 394
Washington, DC 20016
Party name: American Association of Law Libraries, et al.
 
Michael H. Davis Cleveland State Univ.,Law Coll2166872228
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Party name: Progressive Intellectual Property Law Association, et al.
 
Roy T. Englert Jr. Robbins Russell Englert Orseck2027754500
1801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Party name: George A. Akerlof, et al.
 
James M. Burger Dow Lohnes Albertson 2027762000
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Party name: Intel Corporation
 
Karen Tripp 2245 Shakespeare Road 7136589323
Houston, TX 77030
Party name: Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, et al.
 
H. Jefferson Powell Duke University School of Law 9196137098
Science and Towerview
Durham, NC 27708
Party name: Hal Roach Studios & Michael Agee
 
Jonathan Weinberg Wayne State University 3135773942
471 West Palmer Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Party name: Intellectual Property Law Professors
 
Eben Moglen 435 West 116th Street 2128548382
New York, NY 10027
Party name: Free Software Foundation
 
Peter Jaszi Washington College of Law 2022744216
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Party name: National Writers Union, et al.
 
Jeffrey P. Cunard Debevoise & Plimpton 2129096000
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Party name: College Art Association, et al.
 
Tyler T. Ochoa Whittier Law School 7144444141
3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Party name: Tyler Ochoa, Mark Rose, Edward Walterscheid
 
Malla Pollack University of Memphis 9016782421
3715 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152-3140
Party name: Malla Pollack
 
Arnold P. Lutzker 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW 2024087600
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: American Association of Law Libraries, et al.
 
Deirdre K. Mulligan UC California Berkely 5106420499
392 Simon Hall
Berkely, CA 94720-7200
Party name: Internet Archive, et al.
 
Edward Samuels New York Law School 2124312884
57 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Party name: Edward Samuels
 
Stephen K. Rush Sukin Rush Law Group 6153277370
1201 16th Avenue south
Nashville, TN 37212
Party name: Nashville Songwriters Association International
 
Eric Lieberman Rabinowitz Boudin Standard Kri2122541111
740 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003-9518
Party name: International Coalition for Copyright Protection
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler & Pickering 2026636000
2445 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Party name: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Jenner & Block 2026396000
601 13th Strreet, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: Recording Industry Association of America
 
Laurence Gold Bredhoff & Kaiser 2028422600
805 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: Directors Guild of America, et al.
 
Charles S. Sims Proskauer Rose 2129693000
1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Party name: Association of America Publishers, et al.
 
Ronald A. Klain O'Melveny & Meyers 2023835300
555 13th Street, NW
washington, DC 20004
Party name: F. James Sensenbrenner, et al.
 
Thomas R. Lee 524 Reuben Clark Building 8014229024
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Party name: Orrin G. Hatch
 
Bruce M. Wexler Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Sci2122182100
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112-3801
Party name: New York Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Charles D. Ossola Arnold & Porter 2029425000
555 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1206
Party name: Intellectual Property Owners Association
 
Carey R. Ramos Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton Wha2123733000
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Party name: American Society of Composers,Authors and Publishers, et al.
 
Robert W. Clarida Cowan Liebowitz Latman 2127909200
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Paul Bender Meyer & Klipper 2026370850
923 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., et al.
 
Floyd Abrams Cahill Gordon Reindel 2127013000
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Party name: Songwriters Guild of America
 
Karl ZoBell Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich 8586386800
4365 Executive Drive, #1100
San Diego, CA 92121
Party name: Dr. Seuss Enterprises, et al.
 
I. Fred Konigsberg White & Case 2128198200
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-2787
Party name: Symphonic and Concert Composers, et al.
 
Kenneth W. Starr Kirkland & Ellis 2028795000
655 Fifteenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: AOL Time Warner, Inc.
 
Thomas G. Corcoran Jr. Berliner Corcoran Rowe 2022935555
1101 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Party name: Recording Artists Coalition
 
Dorothy M. Weber Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber 2122454580
111 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Party name: Amsong, Inc.