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Taylor v. Sturgell (docket #: 07-371) (2008)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Taylor v. Sturgell  [Legal Information Institute]
Decided 06/12/2008
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
Supreme Court Ruling Reversed
 
IssueWhether a court may bar a claim under the Freedom of Information Act on grounds the claimant was "virtually represented" by a previous party making an identical request.
Majority Opinion Ginsburg, J.
Lower Court DC Circuit
Lower Court Ruling Freedom of Information Act claim denied.
Briefs
For Petitioner
Petition for Certiorari (SCOTUSblog)

Petitioner's Brief (SCOTUSblog)

Petitioner's Reply Brief (SCOTUSblog)

Reply Brief for Petitioner Brent Taylor (SCOTUS)

For Respondent
Brief for Respondent the Fairchild Corporation (SCOTUSblog)

Brief for the Federal Respondent

Brief in Opposition to Grant of Certiorari (SCOTUSblog)

Brief in Opposition, United States (SCOTUSblog)

For Amicus
(SCOTUSblog)

Brief for American Association for Justice in Support of Petitioner (SCOTUSblog)

Brief for Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation Professors in Support of Petitioner (SCOTUSblog)

Brief for Lavonna Eddy and Kathy Lander in Support of Petitioner (SCOTUSblog)

Brief for the National Security Archive, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Openthegovernment.org, the National Whistleblower Center, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in Support of Petitioner (SCOTUSblog)

Brief for the National Security Archive, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Openthegovernment.org, the National Whistleblower Center, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in Support of Petitioner (SCOTUSblog)

Brief for the State of Utah in Support of Respondent (SCOTUSblog)

Opinion - Lower Court
Taylor Blakey (DC Cir., 2007) (SOTUSblog)

News
AP, "High court rejects limits on FOIA lawsuits" (6/12/2008)

Other
Selected Materials and Commentary (SCOTUSblog)

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