US Supreme Court grants cert in 4 cases

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases today:

Sullivan v. Florida - constitutionality of life prison terms without a chance for parole for juveniles who commit crimes other than murder in their teen years.

Graham v. Florida - same

Hemi Group LLC v. City of New York - Whether a city government meets the RICO standing requirement that a plaintiff be directly injured in its "business or property" by alleging non-commercial injury from non payment of taxes by non-litigating third parties.

Shady Grove Orthopedic Ass'n v. Allstate Insurance - Can a state legislature prohibit federal courts from using the class action device for state law claims?

Scotusblog provides links to the petitions, briefs in opposition and replies.


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