Editor's Note :

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.

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-507 9th Cir. Oct 11, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jan 11, 2012 9-0 Thomas OT 2011

Holding: The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act extends coverage for injury occurring as the result of operations conducted on the outer continental shelf to an employee who can establish a substantial nexus between his injury and his employer’s extractive operations on the shelf.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded for further consideration by the Benefits Review Board, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on January 11, 2012. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, joined by Justice Alito.

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