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Dayton v. Hanson (Docket #: 06-618) (2007)

Argument Date 04/24/2007
Decided 05/21/2007
Supreme Court Vote 8-0
Note At the lower court leveles, this case involved an Art. I, sect. 6 Speech or Debate Clause issue. The S.Ct., per Stevens, J., held that it lacked jurisdiction.
Issue1) Whether the Speech or Debate Clause requires dismissal of these suits brought under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995; (2) Was the Office of Senator Mark Dayton entitled to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit directly to the Supreme Court; and (3) Was this case rendered moot by the expiration of the term of office of Senator Dayton?
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Majority Opinion Stevens, J. (Chief Justice Roberts did not participate)
Certiorari Granted 01/19/2007
Lower Court Distict of Columbia Court of Appeals
Oral Arguments Transcript
For Petitioner
Jean Marie Manning (Senate Chief Counsel for Employment)

For Respondent
Douglas B. Huron (Heller Huron Chertkof Lerner Simon & Salzman)

Opinion - Lower Court
Fields v. Office of Eddie Bernice Johnson (DC Cir., 2006)

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