Decided

No. 21-1333

Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al. v. Google LLC

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

See other cases from the Ninth Circuit.

Docket Entries

Judgment issued.

Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam.

Argued. For petitioners: Eric Schnapper, Seattle, Wash.; and Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Lisa S. Blatt, Washington, D. C.

Reply of petitioners Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument GRANTED.

Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of ACT | The App Association filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Media Law Resource Center filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of ZipRecruiter, Inc. and Indeed, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former Senator Rick Santorum and Protect the First Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Authors Alliance and Internet Creators filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of National Security Experts filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The American Action Forum filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Automattic Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Internet Works, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Yelp Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Economists Ginger Zhe Jin, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Microsoft Corporation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Craigslist, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Trust & Safety Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Information Science Scholars filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Reddit, Inc. and Reddit moderators filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Reason Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of M. Chris Riley, Floor64, Inc. d/b/a The Copia Institute, and Engine Advocacy filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Meta Platforms, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Twitter, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Progressive Policy Institute filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Internet Law Scholars filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Civil Rights and Social Justice filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Marketplace Industry Association and Match Group, LLC filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Computer & Communications Industry Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Progress et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Software & Information Industry Association filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Senator Ron Wyden and Former Representative Christopher Cox filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Bipartisan Policy Center filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Internet Society filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Developers Alliance filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Wikimedia Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign For Free Expression, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Amicus brief not accepted for filing. (January 19, 2023 - to be resubmitted as brief for amici Chamber of Progress, et al.)

Brief amici curiae of Economists filed (Jan. 26, 2023). (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Center For Growth and Opportunity, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge filed (Jan. 30, 2023). (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Center for Democracy & Technology, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of TechFreedom filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Internet Infrastructure Coalition, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED

Amicus brief of Public Knowledge not accepted for filing. (January 17, 2023 - corrected efiling to be submitted.)

Brief amicus curiae of Prof. Eric Goldman filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent Google LLC filed. (Distributed)

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Brief amici curiae of Integrity Institute, et al. in support of neither party (12/14/2022) filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed.

Brief amici curiae of Former National Security Officials in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Zionist Organization of America, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, et al. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Center for Renewing America, Inc. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of America's Future, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Tawainna Anderson individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Nylah Anderson a deceased minor filed.

Brief amici curiae of Institute for Free Speech, et al. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Free Press Action in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center filed.

Brief amicus curiae of CHILD USA filed.

Brief amici curiae of Seattle School District No. 1, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed.

Brief amici curiae of Counter Extremism Project (CEP), et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and Legal Scholars filed.

Brief amicus curiae of United States in support of vacatur filed.

Brief amici curiae of States of Tennessee, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Free Speech for People filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of CITP Tech Policy Clinic in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Major General Tamir Hayman (ret.),et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Senator Josh Hawley filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Fairplay filed.

Brief amici curiae of Common Sense Media and Frances Haugen filed.

Brief amici curiae of National Police Association, Inc., et al. filed.

Brief of petitioners Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al. filed.

Joint appendix filed.

Motion for a further extension of time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is further extended to and including November 30, 2022. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is further extended to and including January 12, 2023.

Motion for a further extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Justice Center filed.

Motion to extend the time to file the joint appendix and the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including November 29, 2022. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 11, 2023.

Motion for an extension of time to file the joint appendix and the briefs on the merits filed. (November 8, 2022 - corrected submission accepted.)

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Google LLC

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.

Reply of petitioners Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al. filed.

Brief of respondent Google LLC in opposition filed.

Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 5, 2022.

Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 6, 2022 to July 5, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 6, 2022)

Parties

Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al., Petitioner, represented by Robert J. Tolchin

Reynaldo Gonzalez, et al., Petitioner, represented by Eric Schnapper

Google LLC, Respondent, represented by Lisa Schiavo Blatt

Google LLC, Respondent, represented by Brian Michael Willen

Amici Curiae

ACT | The App Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian Eugene Scarpelli

American Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey Robert White

American Civil Liberties Union, et al, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jennifer Stisa Granick

America's Future, U.S. Constitutional Rights Legal Defense Fund, and Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by William Jeffrey Olson

Anti-Defamation League, Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven M. Freeman

Article 19: Global Campaign For Free Expression et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert Parke Latham

Article 19: Global Campaign For Free Expression et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Marc Aaron Fuller

Authors Alliance and Internet Creators, Amicus Curiae, represented by Benjamin William Berkowitz

Automattic Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark A. Lemley

Bipartisan Policy Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lynn Oberlander

Cato Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Anastasia Paulinna Boden

Center for Democracy & Technology and 6 Technologists, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregory T. Nojeim

Center For Growth and Opportunity, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew C. Nichols

Center for Renewing America, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrei Dan Popovici

Chamber of Progress; Global Project Against Hate and Extremism; HONR Network; Information Technology Innovation Foundation; IP Justice; LGBT Tech Institute; Multicultural Media Telecom and Internet Council, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert Lawrence Corn-Revere

Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by Edward Paxson Howard IV

CHILD USA, Amicus Curiae, represented by Marci A. Hamilton

CITP Tech Policy Clinic, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeremy Seth Spiegel

Common Sense Media and Frances Haugen, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jolina Carbonell Cuaresma

Computer & Communications Industry Association, NetChoice, Digital Media Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and TechNet, Amicus Curiae, represented by William McGinley Jay

Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and Hany Farid, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kimberly Renee Lambert-Adams

Craigslist, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Peter Karanjia

Developers Alliance, Amicus Curiae, represented by James Harold Hulme

Economist, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jennifer Beth Tatel

Economists Ginger Zhe Jin, Steven Tadelis, Liad Wagman and Joshua D. Wright, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott A. Keller

Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Freedom to Read Foundation, and the Interest Archive, Amicus Curiae, represented by Aaron David Mackey

Electronic Privacy Information Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Alan Jay Butler

Fairplay, Amicus Curiae, represented by Angela J. Campbell

Former National Security Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mary B. McCord

Former Senator Rick Santorum and Protect the First Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gene Clayton Schaerr

Free Press Action, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kevin K. Russell

Free Speech For People, Amicus Curiae, represented by Courtney Marie Hostetler

Information Science Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Soonuk Kwun

Institute for Free Speech and Professor Adam Candeub, Amicus Curiae, represented by Endel Rohe Kolde

Integrity Institute and AlgoTransparency, Amicus Curiae, represented by James Patrick Davy

Internet Infrastructure Coalition; cPanel, LLC; Identity Digital Inc.; Texas.Net, Inc.; Tucows Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew Phillip Bridges

Internet Law Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Julian Gottlieb

Internet Society, Amicus Curiae, represented by Raechel Keay Kummer

Internet Works, Etsy, Inc., Glassdoor, Inc., Pinterest, Inc., Roblox Corporation, Scribd, Inc., Skillshare, Inc., Tripadvisor LLC, and Vimeo Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Franklin Bash

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott Block Wilkens

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Ryan Brody

Liberty Justice Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Robert Suhr

Major General Tamir Hayman (ret.), Lt. General Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon (ret.), Brig. General Yossi Kuperwasser (ret.), Roni Alsheikh, Major General Yaakov Amidror (ret.), and Haim Tomer, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Jaroslawicz

Marketplace Industry Association and Match Group, LLC, Amicus Curiae, represented by Albert Quoc Giang

M. Chris Riley, Floor64, Inc. d/b/a The Copia Institute, and Engine Advocacy, Amicus Curiae, represented by Catherine Rachel Gellis

Meta Platforms, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul D. Clement

Microsoft Corporation, Amicus Curiae, represented by E. Joshua Rosenkranz

National Police Association, Inc. and National Fallen Officer Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by James Bopp Jr.

National Security Experts, Amicus Curiae, represented by Christopher J. Wright

NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jonathan Yates Ellis

Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew John Pincus

Prof. Eric Goldman, Amicus Curiae, represented by Venkat Balasubramani

Progressive Policy Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Roy T. Englert Jr.

Public Knowledge, Amicus Curiae, represented by Harold Feld

Reason Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Erik S. Jaffe

REDDIT, INC. AND REDDIT MODERATORS, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Robert Huston

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Media Law Resource Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by David A. O'Neil

Scholars of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul Whitfield Hughes

Seattle School District No. 1, Kent School District No. 415, Amicus Curiae, represented by Derek William Loeser

Senator Josh Hawley, Amicus Curiae, represented by Joshua David Hawley

Senator Ron Wyden and Former Representative Christopher Cox, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ginger D. Anders

Software & Information Industry Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Tod Cohen

Tawainna Anderson individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Nylah Anderson a deceased minor, Amicus Curiae, represented by Larry Bendesky

TechFreedom, Amicus Curiae, represented by Corbin Knight Barthold

The American Action Forum, Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven Andrew Engel

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael R. Dreeben

The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and Legal Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey A. Mandell

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, and RAINN, Amicus Curiae, represented by Peter Andrew Gentala

The State of Tennessee, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Andree Kahn Blumstein

The State of Texas, Amicus Curiae, represented by Judd Edward Stone II

Trust & Safety Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark William Brennan

Twitter, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Seth P. Waxman

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian Halligan Fletcher

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Mike Johnson, and Fifteen Other Members of Congress, Amicus Curiae, represented by R. Trent McCotter

Washington Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by John Mercer Masslon II

Wikimedia Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kathleen Roberta Hartnett

Yelp Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Anna-Rose Mathieson

Zionist Organization of America and the Rieders Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Susan B. Tuchman

ZipRecruiter, Inc. and Indeed, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Roman Martinez V

 
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