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The Supreme Court will release orders from the March 22 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic Inc.; Christopher Walker has our preview.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in The Dutra Group v. Batterton; Joel Goldstein has our preview.

Ortiz v. Jordan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-737 6th Cir. Nov 1, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Jan 24, 2011 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2010

Holding: A party in a federal civil case may not appeal a denial of a motion for summary judgment after a District Court has conducted a full trial on the merits.

Plain English Holding: A party in a federal civil case may not appeal a denial of a motion for summary judgment after a district court has conducted a full trial on the merits.

Judgment: Sixth Circuit reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 24, 2011. Justice Thomas concurs in judgment only, joined by Justice Scalia and Justice Kennedy

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