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Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. United States

Docket No.: 05-1272
Certiorari Granted: 9/26/2006
Argued: December 5, 2006
Decided: March 27, 2007

Topic:

EPA

PartyNames: Rockwell International Corp., et al. v. United States, et al.
Petitioner: Rockwell Int'l Corp.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Rockwell Int'l Corp.
v.
United States
549 U.S. 457 (2007)
Consideration Limited:

LIMITED TO QUESTION 1 PRESENTED BY THE PETITION. JUSTICE BREYER TOOK NO PART.

Question Presented:

1. Whether the Tenth Circuit erred by affirming the entry of judgment in favor of a qui tam relator under the False Claims Act, based on a misinterpretation of the statutory definition of an "original source" set forth in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4)? 2. Whether the judgment must be reversed because the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-33, either on their face or as applied in this case, violate the Appointments and Take Care Clauses of Article II of the United States Constitution?

Holding: judgment reversed
Vote: 6-2
Recused: Breyer
Opinion By:
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