At 10 a.m., the Court will hear argument in Altria Group v. Good (07-562), on whether federal law preempts state tort claims against tobacco manufacturers over the marketing of â€œlightâ€ cigarettes. Ted Olson of Washington, D.C., will argue for the petitioner, and David Frederick of Washington, D.C., and Douglas Hallward-Diemeier of the Solicitor General’s office will argue for the respondent.
At 11 a.m., the Court will hear argument in Locke v. Karass (07-610), on whether public sector unions may use non-member agency fees for litigation expenses outside the bargaining unit. W. James Young of Springfield, Va., will argue for the petitioner, and Jeremiah Collins of Washington, D.C., will argue for the respondent.
At 1 p.m., the Court will hear argument in Vaden v. Discover Bank (07-773), on whether federal courts have jurisdiction over motions to compel state-law arbitration claims that do not themselves raise questions of federal law. Daniel Ortiz of Charlottesville, Va., will argue for the petitioner, and Carter Phillips of Washington, D.C., will argue for the respondent.
We will provide links to the transcripts of the arguments as soon as they are available.
In advance of the arguments, the Court will issue the remaining orders from the Justices’ private conference of Sept. 29. We will provide a link to the orders list as soon as it is available via our LiveBlog, a reminder for which appears below.