Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

South Carolina v. North Carolina

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
138 Original Oct 13, 2009
Tr.
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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