Issue: Whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts a
state-law rule that forbids arbitration of state-law
employment-discrimination claims unless an arbitration
agreement “clearly and specifically” refers to
those claims, even when the parties agree to arbitrate
“any legal disputes . . . which arise out of, or are related
in any way to” the “employment . . . or its termination.”
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.