In SONY BMG Music v. Tenenbaum, the RIAA has filed a petition for "Writ of Mandamus or Prohibition" with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to stop the televising of the January 22nd argument, authorized by District Judge Nancy Gertner.
Additionally it has made a motion for expedited consideration of the motion or for a stay.
Petition for Writ of Mandamus or Prohibition
Motion for expedited consideration or stay
[Ed. note. In my experience it's pretty bizarre to call it a writ of "mandamus or prohibition". They apparently don't know which it is. Had they been paying attention in law school they would know that it is a writ of prohibition. -R.B.]
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