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Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association v. Department of Transportation
Issue: (1) Whether the circuit court’s ruling violated the Supremacy Clause by failing to enforce the unambiguous terms of a later-enacted statute under the last-in-time rule; (2) whether the Supremacy Clause supports a presumption that an Act of Congress should not be read to abrogate treaty provisions; and (3) whether the circuit court’s invocation of a plain statement rule in connection with a facially unambiguous statute violated the Supremacy Clause by elevating the terms of pre-existing executive agreements over conflicting and unambiguous provisions of a later-enacted statute.