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.

Roberts v. Sea-Land Services

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1399 9th Cir. Jan 11, 2012
Tr.
Mar 20, 2012 8-1 Sotomayor OT 2011

Holding: An employee is “newly awarded compensation” for purposes of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act when he first be­comes disabled and thereby becomes statutorily entitled to benefits, no matter whether, or when, a compensation order issues on his be­half.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on March 20, 2012. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.

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