Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

M.B.Z. v. Clinton

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-699 D.C. Cir. Nov 7, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Mar 26, 2012 8-1 Roberts OT 2011
 
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Holding: The political question doctrine does not bar courts from deciding whether § 214(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which permits U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to request that their passports state “Israel” as their place of birth, impermissibly intrudes on the President’s powers under the Constitution.

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Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on March 26, 2012. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Breyer joined as to Part I. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion.

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