“It’s no accident that the petition Apple submitted to the Supreme Court last week begins with a reference to Leegin Creative Leather Products, a manufacturer of fancy cowboy belts,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “Or that the case known as Leegin v. PSKS comes up 81 times in the 250-page document.”

“Apple’s appeal rises or falls on Leegin,” P.E.D. reports. “And Leegin, it turns out, is a precedent this Supreme Court knows well.

“Seven of the nine justices who would hear Apple’s appeal were sitting on the high court in 2007 when Leegin was decided,” P.E.D. reports. “And five of them saw things Apple’s way—or so the company believes… The petition is admirably lucid and almost Jobsian in its simplicity.”

Read more in the full article – recommendedhere.

MacDailyNews Take: Correct this travesty, U.S. Supreme Court!

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Apple asks U.S. Supreme Court to toss e-books antitrust decision – October 29, 2015
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U.S. DOJ says Apple e-books antitrust monitor no longer necessary – October 13, 2015
Apple is its ‘own worst enemy,’ U.S. antitrust monitor Bromwich claims – October 6, 2015
WSJ: U.S. Supreme Court should strike down the risible antitrust campaign against Apple – July 1, 2015
Apple is headed to the Supreme Court over e-book antitrust case? – June 30, 2015
Apple loses appeal in e-book price-fixing case – June 30, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]