Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-22 W.Va. S.Ct. Mar 3, 2009
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Jun 8, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether a judge’s failure to recuse himself from a case in which he received substantial campaign donations from one of the parties violates the Due Process rights of the other party.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 8, 2009.

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