Carneigie-Mellon Univ. v. Cohill

PETITIONER: Carneigie-Mellon Univ.
RESPONDENT: Cohill
LOCATION: New York City Council

DOCKET NO.: 86-1021
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1987-1988)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 484 US 343 (1988)
ARGUED: Nov 10, 1987
DECIDED: Jan 20, 1988

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Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - January 20, 1988 in Carneigie-Mellon Univ. v. Cohill

Thurgood Marshall:

The opinion of the Court in No. 86-1021, Carnegie-Mellon University versus Cohill will be announced by Justice Marshall.

John Marshall:

This case is here on certiorari to the Court of Appeals to the Third Circuit.

Here we hold that a Federal District Court has discretion under the doctrine of pendant jurisdiction to remand and remove the case to a State court when all federal-law claims in the action have been eliminated and only state law claims remain.

Accordingly, we affirm the order of the Third Circuit denying petitioners' application for a writ of mandamus.

Justice White has filed a dissenting opinion in which the Chief Justice and Justice Scalia have joined.