Decided

No. 21-1496

Twitter, Inc. v. Mehier Taamneh, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Docket Entries

Judgment issued.

Judgment REVERSED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Jackson, J., filed a concurring opinion.

Letter of petitioner amending corporate disclosure statement filed. (Distributed)

Letter of petitioner amending corporate disclosure statement of Twitter, Inc. submitted.

Argued. For petitioner: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C.; and Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Eric Schnapper, Seattle, Wash.

Reply of petitioner Twitter, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Reply of Twitter, Inc. submitted.

Reply of Facebook, Inc. supporting petitioner submitted.

Reply of respondents Facebook, Inc., et al. supporting petitioner 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.

Motion for divided argument filed by respondents Facebook, Inc. and Google LLC supporting petitioner DENIED.

Brief amicus curiae of The Plaintiffs' General Committee in the MDL Addressing the Attacks of September 11, 2001 filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Retired United States Generals Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan 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.

Motion for divided argument and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed by respondents Facebook, Inc. and Google LLC supporting petitioners.

Amicus brief of Retired United States Generals Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan submitted.

Motion of Facebook, Inc. supporting petitioner for divided argument submitted.

Motion of United States for leave to participate in oral argument and for divided argument submitted.

Amicus brief of The Plaintiffs' General Committee in the MDL Addressing the Attacks of September 11, 2001 submitted.

Amicus brief of Concerned Women for America submitted.

Amicus brief of Senator Charles E. Grassley submitted.

Amicus brief of Anti-Defamation League submitted.

Amicus brief of The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, and The Zachor Legal Institute submitted.

Amicus brief of 470 Victims of Terrorist Attacks submitted.

Amicus brief of 123 Victims of Terrorist Attacks submitted.

Amicus brief of Anti-Terrorism Act Scholars submitted.

Amicus brief of Former National Security Officials submitted.

Motion for divided argument and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed by respondents Facebook, Inc. and Google LLC supporting petitioner.

Brief amici curiae of The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Senator Charles E. Grassley filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former National Security Officials filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Anti-Terrorism Act Scholars filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of 123 Victims of Terrorist Attacks filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of 470 Victims of Terrorist Attacks filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The Plaintiffs' General Committee in the MDL Addressing the Attacks of September 11, 2001 filed.

CIRCULATED

Brief of respondents Mehier Taamneh, et al. filed.

Brief of Mehier Taamneh, et al. submitted.

The record from the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of California is available on PACER.

The record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is available on PACER.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. for the Ninth Circuit.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Application to file respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit (22A522) granted by Justice Kagan, provided that the brief does not exceed 20,000 words.

Application (22A522) of respondents Taamneh, et al. to file a brief on the merits in excess of the word limitation, submitted to Justice Kagan.

Brief amici curiae of Institute of International Bankers, et al. filed.

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

Brief amici curiae of InterAction, et al. filed.

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

Brief amici curiae of InterAction et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Brief of Computer & Communications Industry Association, et al.filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.

Brief amici curiae of Former State Department Legal Advisers in support of neither party filed.

Amicus brief of United States submitted.

Amicus brief of InterAction and Charity & Security Network submitted.

Amicus brief of Former State Department Legal Advisers submitted.

Amicus brief of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America submitted.

Amicus brief of Institute of International Bankers, European Banking Federation, The Bank Policy Institute submitted.

Amicus brief of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, National Foreign Trade Council, United States Council for International Business, and Business Roundtable submitted.

Amicus brief of Brief of Computer & Communications Industry Association, Netchoice, Software & Information Industry Association, Developers Alliance, Chamber Of Progress, Internet Infrastructure Coalition, And Act The App Association submitted.

Amicus brief of Center for Democracy & Technology, American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern Carolina, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Knight First Amendment Institute At Columbia University, R Street Institute, and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press submitted.

Brief amici curiae of Center for Democracy & Technology, American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern Carolina, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Knight First Amendment Institute At Columbia University, R Street Institute, and Reporters C filed.

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

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Facebook, Inc.

Brief of respondents Facebook, Inc. and Google LLC supporting petitioners filed.

Joint appendix filed.

Brief of petitioner Twitter, Inc. filed.

Brief of respondents Facebook, Inc. filed.

Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)

Letter amending corporate disclosure statement of Twitter, Inc. submitted.

Letter of petitioner amending corporate disclosure statement filed. (Distributed)

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Twitter, Inc.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Google LLC

Motion to extend the time to file the joint appendix and the opening briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits (including respondents in support) is extended to and including November 29, 2022. The time to file respondents' 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 opening briefs on the merits filed.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Mehier Taamneh, et al.

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.

Reply of petitioner Twitter, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondents Mehier Taamneh, et al. in opposition filed.

Letter from counsel for respondent Facebook, Inc. submitted pursuant to Rule 12.6 filed.

Letter from counsel for respondent Google, LLC submitted pursuant to Rule 12.6 filed.

Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 15, 2022. See Rule 30.1.

Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 30, 2022 to August 14, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 30, 2022)

Application (21A501) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until May 26, 2022.

Application (21A501) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 27, 2022 to May 26, 2022, submitted to Justice Kagan.

Parties

Twitter, Inc., Petitioner, represented by Seth P. Waxman

Facebook, Inc., Respondent, represented by Paul D. Clement

Facebook, Inc., Respondent, represented by Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.

Facebook, Inc. supporting petitioner, Respondent, represented by Paul D. Clement

Google LLC, Respondent, represented by Lisa Schiavo Blatt

Google LLC supporting petitioner, Respondent, represented by Lisa Schiavo Blatt

Mehier Taamneh, et al., Respondent, represented by Eric Schnapper

Amici Curiae

123 Victims of Terrorist Attacks, Amicus Curiae, represented by Geoffrey Paul Eaton

470 Victims of Terrorist Attacks, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Hirotsu Woofter

Anti-Defamation League, Amicus Curiae, represented by James Patrick Bonner

Anti-Terrorism Act Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Stephen I. Vladeck

Concerned Women for America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mario Alberto Diaz

Former National Security Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gary Martin Osen

Gregory Clayborn Individually and as Successor-in-Interest of the Estate of Sierra Clayborn, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Brian Smallman

Institute of International Bankers, European Banking Federation, The Bank Policy Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Marc J. Gottridge

InterAction and Charity & Security Network, Amicus Curiae, represented by Timothy Paul Harkness

Retired United States Generals Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Amicus Curiae, represented by Glenn Ari Danas

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael A. Petrino

The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, and The Zachor Legal Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Hal R. Morris

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Beth Susan Brinkmann

The Plaintiffs' General Committee in the MDL Addressing the Attacks of September 11, 2001, Amicus Curiae, represented by Carter G. Phillips

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian Halligan Fletcher

 
Last updated: November 13, 2023