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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Vaden v. Discover Bank

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-773 4th Cir. Oct 6, 2008
Tr.
Mar 9, 2009 5-4 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under the Federal Arbitration Act, a suit seeking to enforce a state-law arbitration obligation arises under federal law if the petition to compel itself raises no federal question but the dispute sought to be arbitrated involves federal law.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on March 9, 2009.

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