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Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. v. Henson

Docket No.: 01-757
Certiorari Granted: Feb 19 2002
Argued: October 15, 2002
Decided: November 5, 2002

Topics:

28 U.S.C. 1651, Judicial Power, 28 U.S.C. 1367, Anti-Injunction Act, preemption

PartyNames: and Kenneth A. Devun v. Hurley Henson
Petitioner: and Kenneth A. Devun
Respondent: Hurley Henson

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: CA 11, 261 F.3d 1065. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 16 51(a), vests federal district courts withauthority to exercise removal jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1441 over lawsuits brought in state court when the state court suit threatens the integrity of thefederal court's rulings in ongoing complex litigation. (While acknowledging that five Circuits have taken a contrary position, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in this case, becoming the fourth Circuit to do so, held that the All Writs Act provides no such authority.)
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

and Kenneth A. Devun
v.
Hurley Henson
537 U.S. 28 (2002)
Question:

Does the All Writs Act give a federal district court the authority to remove a state-court case in order to prevent the frustration of orders the federal court has previously issued?

Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. v. Henson
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 15, 2002

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Henson, 0 vote(s) against
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