The wait continues. The Supreme Court did not deliver a decision Monday morning (as was expected) on whether or not to hear the Authors Guild's appeal in its long-running suit over Google's book scanning program. The case was on the docket for the court's April 1 conference, with a decision to be made public April 4, however the case was absent from the day's orders list.

In all likelihood, lawyers tell PW, the court simply did not discuss the case at last Friday's conference, and when the Supreme Court docket is updated, it most likely will be relisted for a future conference. The court's next scheduled conference is April 15.