BONURA v. CBS, INC.

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United States Supreme Court

BONURA v. CBS, INC., (1983)

No. A-622

Argued:     Decided: January 16, 1983

Justice WHITE, in-chambers.

There is no doubt that as Circuit Justice I have the power to set aside the stay issued by the Court of Appeals in this case. Only the weightiest considerations, however, would warrant such action by a Circuit Justice. New York v. Kleppe, 429 U.S. 1307, 1310 , 5d 38 (MARSHALL, J., in chambers); O'Rourke v. Levine, 624, 616 (Harlan, J., in chambers).

I have examined the transcript of the hearing held by the District Judge at 8:30 p.m. on January 15, 1983 in New Orleans, the order issued after the hearing forbidding the broadcast by CBS in the Dallas area of a particular segment of a designated program, the order issued by a divided panel of the Court of Appeals staying the District Court's order, and the application to me to vacate the stay of the Court of Appeals. I am not myself convinced that the Court of Appeals was in error in issuing the stay; and I do not think that if the application were before the full court, five Justices would vote to vacate the stay. Accordingly, I deny the application to vacate the stay.[ Bonura v. CBS, Inc. 459 U.S. 1313 (1983) ]

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