Issue: (1) Whether the court of appeals erred in holding that an Executive Order can and did excuse an agency’s failure to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act; and (2) whether the court of appeals erred in holding that a preliminary-injunction ruling is binding law of the case, contrary to this Court’s settled rule that “the findings of fact and conclusions of law made by a court granting a preliminary injunction are not binding at trial on the merits,” University of Texas v. Camenisch.
In an unanimous decision, the Court held that a soybean farmer cannot reproduce agri-giant Monsanto’s patented, genetically modified seeds through planting and harvesting without the company’s permission. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legal, agricultural, and technological implications of this decision.
At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect orders from the May 16 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here. At 10 a.m. we expect opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging shortly before 9:30.
On Thursday the Justices will meet for their May 23 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here.
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