|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|09-1298||Federal Cir.||Jan 18, 2011||May 23, 2011||9-0||Scalia||OT 2010|
Holding: When a court dismisses a contractor's prima facie valid affirmative defense to the government's allegations of breach of contract to protect state secrets, a proper remedy is to leave the parties where they were on the day they filed suit
Plain English Holding: When litigation would end up disclosing state secrets, courts may not try the claims and may not award relief to either party.
Judgment: vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on May 23, 2011.