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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.

Richlin Security Service v. Chertoff

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
06-1717 Fed. Cir. Mar 19, 2008
Tr.Aud.
Jun 2, 2008 9-0 Alito OT 2007

Disclosure: Howe & Russell filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner.

Holding: A prevailing party that satisfies the Equal Access to Justice Act's other requirements may recover its paralegal fees from the government at prevailing market rates.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 2, 2008. Justice Scalia joined the opinion except as to Part III-A. Justice Thomas joined the opinion except as to Parts II-B and III.

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