The High Court's 'Invite' In American Needle V. NFL

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Feb. 23, 2009, the Supreme Court issued an order inviting the acting solicitor general of the United States (SG) to file a brief expressing the views of the United States on whether the Court should grant the petition for a writ of certiorari that had been filed by a clothing business against the NFL and Reebok Int’l in American Needle Inc. v. National Football League, 538 F.3d 736 (7th Cir. Aug. 18, 2008).

This guest column explains what such an “Invitation” from the Court means...
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