Rent-A-Center v. Jackson

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-497 9th Cir. Apr 26, 2010
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Jun 21, 2010 5-4 Scalia OT 2009

Holding: If after parties agree to arbitrate a dispute rather than take it to court, one side challenges the arbitration provision itself, then a court must decide the challenge. However, if the enforceability of the agreement as a whole is challenged, the challenge must be decided by an arbitrator.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 21, 2010. Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.

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