Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Kansas v. Colorado

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
105 Orig Dec 1, 2008
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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