Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Wednesday the court hears oral argument in Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark. Ronald Mann has our preview.

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Breaking News :

Perdue v. Kenny A.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-970 11th Cir. Oct 14, 2009
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Apr 21, 2010 5-4 Alito OT 2009
 
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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.

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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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