First up is Kucana v. Holder, a case involving questions over the jurisdiction-stripping provision of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. The Act removed courts' jurisdiction to review a "decision or action of the Attorney General . . . the authority for which is specified under this subchapter to be in the discretion of" the Attorney General.
After Kucana, the Court will hear Hertz Corp. v. Friend, a case concerning the standard for determining a corporation's principal place of business for purposes of diversity jurisdiction. Specifically, the Court will examine whether a court may ignore the location of a corporation's national headquarters when determining whether the parties in a lawsuit are diverse.
Hertz argues that its corporate headquarters in New Jersey is its principal place of business, while the respondents want the Court to adopt a more detailed, multi-factor analysis that they claim indicates California as the principal place of business.