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.

US v. Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Company

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-308 Fed. Cir. Mar 24, 2008
Apr 15, 2008 TBD Roberts OT 2007

Disclosure: Akin Gump represented the respondents in this case.

Issue: Whether a coal company that did not meet the Tucker Act statute of limitations may seek a tax refund (with interest) directly under the Export Clause of the Constitution.

Judgment: Reversed, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on April 15, 2008.

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