Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

South Carolina v. North Carolina

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
138 Original Oct 13, 2009
Jan 20, 2010 5-4 Alito OT 2009

Holding: The Catawba Project and Duke Energy (but not the City of Charlotte) can intervene in this original case in which South Carolina claims North Carolina diverted more than its fair share of water from the Catawba River.

Judgment: Exceptions to the Special Master's First Interim Report overruled in part and sustained in part, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on January 20, 2010. Chief Justice Roberts filed a separate opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, joined by Justices Thomas, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor.

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