Winklevii Have 0.00% Chance of Taking Facebook Case to Supreme Court

May 17, 2011
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Winklevii Have 0.00% Chance of Taking Facebook Case to Supreme Court

Oh dear. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss just can't catch a break. First their $65 million Facebook settlement turns into $100 million, and now the courts have turned them out on the street. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals want nothing to do with them. In fact, they said this: “The petition for rehearing en banc is denied. See Fed. R. App. P. 35, 40. No further petitions for rehearing or rehearing en banc may be filed.” Harsh, eh? What that means is, "go away and stop bothering us, YOU DON'T HAVE A CASE!" Now the poor twins have nowhere to go, except the Supreme Court.

The twins' lawyers have said that they are filing a petition to the Supreme Court for the case. So do they have a chance of being heard? Kashmir Hill over at Forbes checked with Supreme Court watcher Tom Goldstein about the likelihood that the Supreme Court Justices would grant the petition and give the Winklevoss twins the chance to complain about mean 'ol Mark Zuckerberg in front of the highest court in the land.

Now, Goldstein knows of what he speaks, since he has argued 22 cases before the Supreme Court, and has also started the SCOTUSblog which has covered every case that has gone before the Court since 2002. So what did he think about the Winklevoss case? He said they have a "0.00%" chance of being heard by the Court. Ok guys, time to pick up your measly $100 mil and go on home.

[via Forbes]


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