The Supreme Court had a busy opening day on Monday, kicking off its October 2008 term with three cases instead of two -- a schedule that will continue on most argument days through November. After hearing argument in one of this term's highly anticipated pre-emption cases, the justices considered a First Amendment case involving union fees for litigation expenses. The third case concerned federal jurisdiction over petitions to compel arbitration.
Supreme Court Argument Report: Pre-emption, Arbitration and Litigation
October 7, 2008