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Rent-A-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson

Docket No.: 09-497
Certiorari Granted: February 25, 2010
Argued: April 26, 2010
Decided: June 21, 2010

Topics:

Arbitration, judicial review, racial discrimination

PartyNames: Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Antonio Jackson
Petitioner: Rent-A-Center, West, Inc.
Respondent: Antonio Jackson

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 581 F.3d 912
Supreme Court Docket

Rent-A-Center, West, Inc.
v.
Antonio Jackson
Question Presented:

:flOmega 1. Is the district court required in all cases to determine claims that an arbitration agreement subject to the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") is unconscionable, even when the parties to the contract have clearly and unmistakably assigned this "gateway" issue to the arbitrator for decision?

Question:

Is the district court required in all cases to determine whether an arbitration agreement subject to the Federal Arbitration Act is unconscionable, even when the parties to the contract have clearly and unmistakably assigned the issue to an arbitrator for decision?

Note:

EXPEDITED BRIEFING SCHEDULE

Rent-A-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 26, 2010

Holding: reversed
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By: Justice Antonin Scalia
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