Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

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Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Monsanto Company v. Geertson Seed Farms

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-475 9th Cir. Apr 27, 2010
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Jun 21, 2010 7-1 Alito OT 2009

Holding: The Supreme Court held that a lower court judge had incorrectly ruled when he banned the planting of genetically engineered because of claims they might be environmentally unsafe. The case was sent back to the Animal Protection and health Inspection Service for them to determine if they want to pursue a partial deregulation of the alfalfa seeds.

Judgment: Reversed and Remanded, 7-1, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 21, 2010. Justice Stevens dissented, and Justice Breyer took no part.

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