Issue: (1) Whether, in an action brought by foreign plaintiffs for alleged injuries occurring in a foreign country to foreign land and foreign citizens, the foreign plaintiffs can obtain a strong presumption in favor of a U.S. forum by adding a nominal U.S. plaintiff for the tactical purpose of defeating a forum non conveniens dismissal; and (2) whether a federal court may assume hypothetically that it has Article III jurisdiction for the purpose of denying a forum non conveniens dismissal and retaining a case in federal court.
Proceedings and Orders
Aug 16 2012
Application (12A168) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 29, 2012 to September 28, 2012, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 20 2012
Application (12A168) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 28, 2012.
3/31Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. Whether the Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held that “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects beyond the expiration date of the patent is unlawful per se”.
On Monday afternoon Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified before the House Appropriations Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Court’s budget for the next fiscal year and the federal judiciary, but the legislators also took full advantage of the occasion to touch on other topics as well.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.