Welcome to a special edition of The Supreme Court Brief. The court handed down six decisions Thursday morning, taking another bite out of a large opinion backlog. Those included a victory for photographer Lynn Goldsmith in her copyright lawsuit over Andy Warhol’s silkscreen portrait of Prince, which he adapted from Goldsmith’s original photograph. Read our coverage of the decision, and the unusually charged dialogue between Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s majority opinion and Justice Elena Kagan’s dissent.
The court also ruled in a pair of closely watched cases involving the potential legal liability of internet giants Twitter, Facebook and Google in lawsuits brought by the surviving family members of ISIS terrorism victims. The Supreme Court rejected claims that the companies “aided and abetted” ISIS by allowing them to use their platforms, and refused to reconsider the broad immunity that internet companies have long enjoyed under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.