GVR order

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A grant, vacate, and remand (GVR) order by the U.S. Supreme Court refers to any case in which this Court simultaneously grants certiorari, vacates the decision of the lower court, and remands the case so that the lower court could reconsider its decision. Oral argument is not held.

Examples include:

  • United States ex rel. Robinson v. Johnston, 316 U.S. 649 (1942). ("In view of the conflict of views which has arisen among the judges of the Ninth Circuit with respect to the decision in this case, and in view of this Court's [intervening] decision.") (emphasis added and citations omitted).
  • Alabama v. Ritter, 454 U.S. 885 (1981)(issuing a GVR order and remanded the case to the Alabama Supreme Court).
  • Beck v. Alabama, 447 U.S. 625 (1980).