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Robertson v. U.S. ex rel. Watson

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08-6261 D.C. App. Mar 31, 2010
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May 24, 2010 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2009

Holding: The Court held that it should not have heard the case in the first place, thereby declining to decide whether a private party can bring an action for criminal contempt.

Judgment: Dismissed as Improvidently Granted in a per curiam opinion on May 24, 2010. Chief Justice Roberts dissented, joined by Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and Sotomayor.

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