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Re: [dvd-discuss] Pavlovich dvd case heading to SCOTUS

On Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at 01:16  AM, James S. Tyre wrote:

> At 12:14 AM 12/31/2002 -0500, Jeremy Erwin wrote:
>> As no one else has seen fit to post this rather important development
>> http://www.salon.com/tech/wire/2002/12/30/scotus_dvd/index.html
>> The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the California 
>> courts should have jurisdiction over Matt Pavlovich, and whether 
>> websites meets the "minimum contact" standard required for such 
>> jurisdiction.
> No, the Supreme Court has not agreed to do anything.  One Justice, 
> Sandra Day O'Connor, agreed to a stay while there are additional 
> submissions wrt whether the Court should grant cert.
> This does not mean that O'Connor will agree to hear the case, and no 
> one knows what other Justices might say when the time comes, which 
> this wasn't.  It takes 5 Justice's vote to grant cert., this was a 
> relatively routine stay application that can be, and was, acted on by 
> a single Justice.
I though it took 4 to grant cert. But I'm sorry if I blew this storry 
out of proportion. I guess the "stay" (in this case) is a legal 
manuever designed to keep the case alive (administratively) while the 
Supreme Court decide to take up this case...