This morning, the Court granted certiorari in two cases:

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid (Granted )

Docket: 10-507
Issue(s): When the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C., §§ 1331-1356, provides that workers are eligible for compensation for "any injury occurring as the result of operations conducted on the outer Continental Shelf," under what circumstances is an outer continental shelf worker (or his heir) who is injured on land eligible for compensation?

Certiorari stage documents:

Stok & Associates v. Citibank (Granted )

Docket: 10-514
Issue(s): Under the Federal Arbitration Act, should a party be required to demonstrate prejudice after the opposing party waived its contractual right to arbitrate by participating in litigation, in order for such waiver to be binding and irrevocable?

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The Court also called for the views of the Solicitor General in two cases:

Osage Nation v. Irby

Docket: 10-537
Issue(s): (1) Whether, in determining whether Congress "disestablished an Indian reservation," pursuant to Solem v. Bartlett (1984), courts are limited to the statutory text, legislative history, and views of the Executive Branch or can instead also consider other external indicia; and (2) whether the lower court properly ruled that a Native American tribe's reservation had been "disestablished."

Certiorari stage documents:

CVSG Information:

City of New York v. The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

Docket: 10-627
Issue(s): 1) Whether, in determining whether Congress authorized the Secretary of State ("Secretary") to preempt traditional state taxing powers by designating certain exemptions from state and local property tax laws under The Foreign Missions Act, 22 U.S.C. §§ 4301 et seq. ("FMA"), courts should defer to the Secretary's own interpretation of her FMA powers; 2) whether the FMA authorizes the Secretary's preemption of state and local property tax laws; and 3) whether upholding the Secretary's creation and conferral of retroactive tax exemptions under the FMA is contrary to Supreme Court precedent.

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The complete order list is here.

Posted in Merits Cases

Recommended Citation: Adam Schlossman, Details on today’s orders, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 22, 2011, 2:15 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2011/02/details-on-todays-orders/