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Supreme Court Delays Pending Sale of Chrysler to Fiat

In a one-sentence order late Monday, the Supreme Court granted a request to delay the sale of bankrupt automaker Chrysler to a group led by Italian carmaker Fiat SpA. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the court's move on Chrysler and other key decisions.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    Ray Suarez has our Supreme Court coverage.

  • RAY SUAREZ:

    It was a busy day at the Supreme Court. One justice weighed in on the pending sale of Chrysler to Italian carmaker Fiat. And the full court issued decisions in several cases on topics as varied as the ethics of elected judges and the First Gulf War.

    Here to walk us through all of this and today's action, as always, Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.

    And, Marcia, the Chrysler decision broke just before the time of this program. What did Justice Ginsburg have to say?

  • MARCIA COYLE, National Law Journal:

    Justice Ginsburg said very little. She simply imposed a delay, a temporary delay. She's giving herself and the court more time to consider whether the court wants to get into the legal issues raised by a number of parties who are appealing the sale of Chrysler.

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