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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

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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