Yesterday the Court heard oral arguments in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, involving a pilot’s defamation suit against the regional airline, which counters that it is immune from suit under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. Coverage comes from Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post. Continue reading »
This morning at 10:00 a.m. we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live-blogging at 9:45 at this link.
Following opinion announcements, the Justices are scheduled to hear two oral arguments: Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation and American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation (consolidated for ninety minutes of argument), which Lyle Denniston previewed for this blog, and Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio, which Kevin Johnson previewed for this blog.
At its December 13, 2013 Conference, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as secondary liability for supporting terrorist organizations under the Anti-Terrorism Act, a tribe’s eminent domain powers over a corporation located on tribal land, sanctions for violating the understood purpose of an injunction, and the constitutionality of a state ban on passive political statements written on clothing in polling places.
This edition of “Petitions to watch” features petitions raising issues that Tom has determined to have a reasonable chance of being granted, although we post them here without consideration of whether they present appropriate vehicles in which to decide those issues. Our policy is to include and disclose all cases in which Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, represents either a party or an amicus in the case, with the exception of the rare cases in which Goldstein & Russell represents the respondent(s) but does not appear on the briefs in the case.
The Supreme Court refused on Monday to provide new guidance on the kind of proof needed to show that a corporate activity challenged in a civil RICO lawsuit had caused harm to others. The Justices gave no reason as they turned aside an attempt by the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer Inc., to head off a wave of lawsuits over its promotion of the drug Neurontin for pain management.
The Court granted no new cases. There were no requests for the views of the federal government on new cases.
This week the Court will hear oral argument in American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation and EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, the challenges to the government’s power to require states to prevent their air pollution from affecting their neighbors. Lyle Denniston previewed the case for this blog; other coverage comes from Richard Wolf of USA Today.
Yesterday morning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg denied an application by a group of consumers who had asked the Court to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Lyle Denniston covered those developments for this blog, with other coverage coming from CNN and Richard Wolf of USA Today. Continue reading »
This morning at 9:30a.m. we expect additional orders from the Court’s December 6 Conference.
Following orders, the Justices are scheduled to hear two oral arguments: Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, which Cristina Tilley previewed for this blog, followed by Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund, which Howard Wasserman previewed for this blog.
UPDATE: Sunday 7:51 a.m. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has denied this challenge, without issuing an opinion.
A group of consumers seeking to block the imminent merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways moved on to the Supreme Court Saturday evening, seeking an order to keep the creation of the nation’s largest airline from taking place next week. The application in Fjord v. AMR Corporation (docket 13A579) can be read here.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its December 6 Conference. (As Lyle reported the Court granted one new case from that Conference on Friday afternoon.) On Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging at 9:45. This is the second week of the December sitting; the hearing list for this sitting is here.