Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

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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