Issue: Whether a state law concerning traditional state responsibilities, such as extending the statute of limitations and providing forum access for insurance claims, can be invalidated under the foreign affairs doctrine in the absence of a conflict with federal policy or an indication of federal intent to preempt the field.
Proceedings and Orders
May 18 2012
Application (11A1103) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 23, 2012 to July 22, 2012, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
May 22 2012
Response to application from respondent Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft AG, a German Corporation filed.
May 23 2012
Application (11A1103) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until June 22, 2012.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the March 7 Conference, followed by one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. The live blog will be available here beginning at 9:15. The next Conference is scheduled for March 21. Our list of "Petitions to watch" for that Conference will be available soon.
Upcoming Oral Arguments
Wood v. Moss Secret Service agents’ plea for immunity from lawsuit for actions taken against demonstrators who were opposed to the president’s policies.
Clark v. Rameker Whether an Individual Retirement Account that an individual inherited rather than created personally is exempted from a bankruptcy estate
Catsimatidis v. Irizarry Whether an individual may be held personally liable
for a corporation’s violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act merely
because the individual had general control over corporate
affairs, but exercised no personal responsibility
over the conduct that caused the violation.
Justice Elena Kagan delivers the 2014 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture on Women and the Law at the New York City Bar Association, where (among other things) she attributes the “gulf between Justice Ginsburg’s career and” hers to the work of Justice Ginsburg herself.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.