Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Lawson v. FMR LLC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-3 1st Cir. Nov 12, 2013
Mar 4, 2014 6-3 Ginsburg OT 2013

Holding: The anti-retaliation protection that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 provides to whistleblowers applies to employees of a public company's private contractors and subcontractors.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on March 4, 2014. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in principal part, and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Kennedy and Alito joined.

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Issue: Whether an employee of a privately held contractor or subcontractor of a public company is protected from retaliation by Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A.
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