Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect additional orders from the December 2 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Monday the court hears oral arguments in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris. Amy Howe has our preview.

Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for Dupont Savings

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-636 5th Cir. Oct 7, 2008
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Jan 26, 2009 9-0 Souter OT 2008

Issue: Whether ERISA’s Qualified Domestic Relations Order provision is the only valid way a divorcing spouse can waive her right to receive her ex-husband’s pension benefits under ERISA.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice David Souter on January 26, 2009.

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