This morning the Supreme Court issued more orders from the justices’ private conference last week. As expected, the court did not add any new cases to its merits docket for this term.
The justices denied review in Time Warner Cable v. Sprint Communications, a dispute that arose when Sprint sued Time Warner for patent infringement and obtained $140 million in royalties on Time Warner’s revenues from its Voice over Internet Protocol service. Chief Justice John Roberts was recused from the case.
The justices did not act on the petition for rehearing in Gundy v. United States, last term’s case in which an eight-member court (with Justice Brett Kavanaugh not yet confirmed) declined to resurrect the “nondelegation doctrine,” which bars Congress from giving its power to legislate to another branch of government. The justices also did not act on Google v. Oracle, a dispute over the copyright status of application programming interfaces.
The justices’ next conference is scheduled for Friday, November 8.
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