Issue: Whether a state law concerning traditional state responsibilities, such as extending the statute of limitations and providing forum access for insurance claims, can be invalidated under the foreign affairs doctrine in the absence of a conflict with federal policy or an indication of federal intent to preempt the field.
Proceedings and Orders
May 18 2012
Application (11A1103) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 23, 2012 to July 22, 2012, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
May 22 2012
Response to application from respondent Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft AG, a German Corporation filed.
May 23 2012
Application (11A1103) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until June 22, 2012.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.