The Court granted review in four cases today:
Merrill Lynch v. Manning, No. 14-1132: Whether § 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides federal jurisdiction over state-law claims seeking to establish liability based on violations of the Act or its regulations or seeking to enforce duties created by the Act or its regulations.
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States, No. 14-510: Whether the D. C. Circuit misapplied this Court’s Holland decision when it ruled that the Tribe was not entitled to equitable tolling of the statute of limitations for filing of Indian Self-Determination Act claims under the Contract Disputes Act.
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Assoc., No. 14-915: (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated under the First Amendment. (2) Whether it violates the First Amendment to require that public employees affirmatively object to subsidizing nonchargeable speech by public-sector unions, rather than requiring that employees affirmatively consent to subsidizing such speech.
California Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt, No. 14-1175: (1) Whether Nevada may refuse to extend to sister States haled into Nevada courts the same immunities Nevada enjoys in those courts. (2) Whether Nevada v. Hall, 440 U.S. 410 (1979), which permits a sovereign State to be haled into the courts of another State without its consent, should be overruled.
The Court also agreed to take up another redistricting-related challenge to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, in the case Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, No. 14-232.