LOCATION: New York City Council
DOCKET NO.: 86-1021
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1987-1988)
CITATION: 484 US 343 (1988)
ARGUED: Nov 10, 1987
DECIDED: Jan 20, 1988
Facts of the case
Media for Carneigie-Mellon Univ. v. Cohill
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - January 20, 1988 in Carneigie-Mellon Univ. v. Cohill
The opinion of the Court in No. 86-1021, Carnegie-Mellon University versus Cohill will be announced by Justice 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.