Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for Dupont Savings

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-636 5th Cir. Oct 7, 2008
Jan 26, 2009 9-0 Souter OT 2008

Issue: Whether ERISA’s Qualified Domestic Relations Order provision is the only valid way a divorcing spouse can waive her right to receive her ex-husband’s pension benefits under ERISA.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice David Souter on January 26, 2009.

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