Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Vaden v. Discover Bank

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-773 4th Cir. Oct 6, 2008
Tr.
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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