Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Ortiz v. Jordan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-737 6th Cir. Nov 1, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Jan 24, 2011 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2010

Holding: A party in a federal civil case may not appeal a denial of a motion for summary judgment after a District Court has conducted a full trial on the merits.

Plain English Holding: A party in a federal civil case may not appeal a denial of a motion for summary judgment after a district court has conducted a full trial on the merits.

Judgment: Sixth Circuit reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 24, 2011. Justice Thomas concurs in judgment only, joined by Justice Scalia and Justice Kennedy

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