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.

Travelers Indemnity v. Bailey, et al.; Common Law Settlement Counsel v. Bailey, et al.

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-295 2d Cir. Mar 30, 2009
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Jun 18, 2009 7-2 Souter OT 2008

Issue: Whether a federal bankruptcy court can block private lawsuits that seek damages for injury and death due to exposure to asbestos.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice David Souter on June 18, 2009.

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