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Editor's Note :
On Monday, December 9, we expect additional orders from the December 6 Conference at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, December 10, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging at 9:45.
Issue: (1) Whether, in an action brought by foreign plaintiffs for alleged injuries occurring in a foreign country to foreign land and foreign citizens, the foreign plaintiffs can obtain a strong presumption in favor of a U.S. forum by adding a nominal U.S. plaintiff for the tactical purpose of defeating a forum non conveniens dismissal; and (2) whether a federal court may assume hypothetically that it has Article III jurisdiction for the purpose of denying a forum non conveniens dismissal and retaining a case in federal court.
Proceedings and Orders
Aug 16 2012
Application (12A168) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 29, 2012 to September 28, 2012, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 20 2012
Application (12A168) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 28, 2012.
On Monday the Court issued additional orders from the November 26 Conference. Lyle's post on those orders is here. On Tuesday, the Court issued opinions in two cases, the archived live blog is here. This is the first week of the Court’s December sitting, and the Justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday through Wednesday. The December hearing list is here.
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