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On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the court is expected to release orders from the February 21 conference. At 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. Click to read our preview from Noah Sachs.
On Monday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Opati v. Sudan. Click to read our preview from Amy Howe.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a possibility of opinions at 10:00 a.m.

Vartelas v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1211 2d Cir. Jan 18, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Mar 28, 2012 6-3 Ginsburg OT 2011

Holding: Because the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act burdens lawful activity on the basis of nothing more than past criminal activity, it was retroactive within the meaning of the Court’s precedents.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on March 28, 2012. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Thomas and Alito.

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