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SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS

Docket No.: 12-815
Certiorari Granted: Apr 15 2013
Argued: November 5, 2013
Decided: December 10, 2013

Topics:

Civil Rights Act, equitable relief, judicial review, patent, preemption

PartyNames: Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al.
Petitioner: Sprint Communications, Inc.
Respondent: Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Citation: 690 F.3d 864
Supreme Court Docket

Sprint Communications, Inc.
v.
Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Eighth Circuit erred by concluding, in conflict with decisions of nine other circuits and this Court, that Younger abstention is warranted not only when there is a related state proceeding that is "coercive" but also when there is a related state proceeding that is, instead, "remedial."

SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 5, 2013

Listen to Oral Argument in SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS
Holding: REVERSED
Vote: 9-0

SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS
Case Documents

1SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS Oral Argument Audio
3Slip Opinion in SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS (Opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg)