There were a lot of high-profile cases argued at the Court this week, but one case that was argued was Walden v. Fiore, the personal-jurisdiction/venue dispute about a deputized DEA agent who seized a bunch of money from some professional gamblers. I’ve posted my assessment of the oral argument at SCOTUSBlog:
As the first few minutes of oral argument in Walden v. Fiore unfolded on Monday, Walden’s counsel, Jeff Bucholtz, must have been pretty optimistic. For several minutes, the Justices’ questions focused entirely on which of the two questions Walden ought to win on — the personal jurisdiction question or the venue question. . . .
But as the Court began to discuss the personal jurisdiction question, it seemed to find it slightly trickier. . . .