|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Apr 26, 2010
||Jun 21, 2010||5-4||Scalia||OT 2009|
Holding: If after parties agree to arbitrate a dispute rather than take it to court, one side challenges the arbitration provision itself, then a court must decide the challenge. However, if the enforceability of the agreement as a whole is challenged, the challenge must be decided by an arbitrator.
Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 21, 2010. Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.