Announcement of opinions for Thursday, May 9 (complete)


We were live as the court released opinions in two cases. 

  • In Culley v. Marshall the court holds that in civil forfeiture cases involving personal property, the due process clause requires a timely forfeiture hearing but does not require a separate preliminary hearing.
  • The court rules 6-3 in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy. The majority writes that a timely infringement claim under the Copyright Act can recover damages for any infringement that occurred more than three years before the lawsuit was filed. “The Copyright Act,” the court holds, “entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any timely claim.”

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