7th Circuit Denies VARA Case Rehearing

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Chapman Kelley’s petition for an en banc rehearing. For those who don’t habla, an en banc is a hearing of a case where all judges of a court hear the case, rather than a panel of them. Three judges heard Kelley’s first appeal, and had they approved a rehearing en banc, I believe a panel of fourteen judges would have heard Kelley’s appeal.

On a related note, the Seventh Circuit also refused to accept an amicus brief written by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the New York law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.

The Art Newspaper has more here. For more on the previous Seventh Circuit decision, click here.

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