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.

Rent-A-Center v. Jackson

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-497 9th Cir. Apr 26, 2010
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Jun 21, 2010 5-4 Scalia OT 2009

Holding: If after parties agree to arbitrate a dispute rather than take it to court, one side challenges the arbitration provision itself, then a court must decide the challenge. However, if the enforceability of the agreement as a whole is challenged, the challenge must be decided by an arbitrator.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 21, 2010. Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.

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