Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Kansas v. Colorado

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
105 Orig Dec 1, 2008
Tr.
Mar 9, 2009 9-0 Alito OT 2008

Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 1821(b), which limits expert witness fees to $40 per day, applies to cases arising under the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction.

Judgment: Decided, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on March 9, 2009. Chief Justice Roberts filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Souter joined.

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