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Vaden v. Discover Bank

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-773 4th Cir. Oct 6, 2008
Mar 9, 2009 5-4 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under the Federal Arbitration Act, a suit seeking to enforce a state-law arbitration obligation arises under federal law if the petition to compel itself raises no federal question but the dispute sought to be arbitrated involves federal law.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on March 9, 2009.

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