Editor's Note :

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.

Perdue v. Kenny A.

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08-970 11th Cir. Oct 14, 2009
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Apr 21, 2010 5-4 Alito OT 2009

Holding: A federal court can award larger-than-usual attorney's fees to a civil rights lawyer who gives an especially strong performance in a particular case, but only in extraordinary circumstances.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on April 21, 2010. Justice Breyer concurred in part and dissented in part, joined by Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor.

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