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Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc. (docket #: 84-1602) (1986)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 12/05/1985
Decided 06/25/1985
Supreme Court Vote 6-3
 
IssueCan a court, in the context of a summary judgment request, award summary judgment in a libel action if the moving party had no evidence that a reasonable jury might disbelieve its opponent's claim?
Majority Opinion White, J. (joined by Marshall, Blackmun, Powell, Stevens, and O'Connor, JJ.)
Dissenting Opinion Brennan, J., & Rehnquist, J. (joined by C.J. Burger)
Lower Court DC Circuit
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
Lawyers
For Petitioner
David J. Branson

For Respondent
Mark Lane

Briefs
For Petitioner
David O. Bickart

For Respondent
Linda Huber and Fleming Lee

For Amicus
American Legal Foundation and Synanon Church

American Newspaper Publishers Association and the Reader's Digest Association, Inc

Opinion - Lower Court
41 U.S. App. D.C. 246, 746 F.2d 1563
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