Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell. Amy Howe has our preview.

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Breaking News :

Hemi Group v. City of New York

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-969 2d Cir. Nov 3, 2009
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Jan 25, 2010 5-3 Roberts OT 2009

Holding: New York City cannot use the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act to collect damages against out-of-state internet vendors who fail to pay city cigarette taxes.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on January 25, 2010. Justice Ginsburg joined the opinion of the Court in part. Justices Breyer, Stevens, and Kennedy dissented. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the decision.

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