The media provided a positive amount of coverage to the oral argument in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. yesterday, a case, as readers of The Legal Pulse know by now, in which WLF filed an amicus brief advancing arguments it has made over the past five years in cases involving bans on the commercial use of prescription-history data.  Links to some of that coverage:

The argument transcript is available here.  We suggest special attention to the beginning of IMS Health counsel Thomas Goldstein’s argument (starting on page 32).  Tom took the unique approach of laying out to which sections of certain briefs he would be referring.  He had the justices’ attention to the point where Justice Kennedy asked him to clarify a page number.  In the process, Tom was afforded the rare opportunity to speak for a number of minutes with minimal or no interruptions from the justices.