Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'certiorari'

US Supreme Court issues 1 decision, grants cert. in 2 criminal cases

This morning the Court issued an opinion in Abbott v. United States and Gould v. United States.  The Court held that a federal defendant is subject to the highest mandatory minimum specified for his conduct in 18 USC 924(c) unless...

US Supreme Court grants cert in 1 case: immunity for unlawful detention

The case is Ashcroft v. al-Kidd.  Scotusblog has the details at the link....

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 6 cases

Bond v. United States - Whether a criminal defendant convicted under a federal statute has standing to challenge her conviction on grounds that, as applied to her, the statute is beyond the federal government's enumerated powers and inconsistent with the...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 14 cases

Via Scotusblog: Title: Kentucky v. King Issue(s): Under what circumstances can lawful police action impermissibly "create" exigent circumstances that preclude warrantless entry? Opinion below (Supreme Court of Kentucky) Petition for certiorari Brief in opposition Petitioner's reply Amicus brief of states...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 3 cases

Scotusblog provides the relevant docs: Title: Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants AssociationDocket: 08-1448Issues: (1) Whether the First Amendment permit any limits on offensive content in violent video games sold to minors; and (2) whether a state regulation for displaying offensive, harmful images to children is invalid if...

US Supreme Court issues opinion on students loan debt and bankruptcy

The US Supreme Court issued one opinion today.  In a unanimous decision, authored by Justice Thomas, the Court holds in United Student Aid Funds v. Espinosa that a bankruptcy court order, which discharged a student loan debt without a showing of undue...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 3 cases

via Scotusblog, The Court has granted cert. in three cases,  NASA v. Nelson (09-320), Snyder v. Phillips (09-751), and Bruesewitz v. Wyeth (09-152).  Title: Bruesewitz v. Wyeth Docket: 09-152Issue: Whether Section 22(b)(1) of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of...

US Supreme Court grants cert. on Crawford issue

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in one case today: Michigan v. Bryant.  Scotusblog provides links to the lower court opinion, petition for cert. and opposition: Issue: Whether preliminary inquiries of a wounded citizen concerning the perpetrator and circumstances of...

Supreme Court grants cert in 2 cases

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases this week.  Scotusblog provides a summary and links to relevant documents: Title: Los Angeles County v. HumphriesDocket: 09-350Issues: (1) For a claim for declaratory relief against a local public entity, must the...

US Supreme Court grants cert on restitution issue

Via Scotusblog, the US Supreme COurt granted cert. today in Dolan v. United States.  The case presents the issue of whether a district court decision to enter a restitution order beyond the 90-day time limit prescribed by 18 USC 3664(d)(5)...

US Supreme Court grants cert in 2 cases

This morning the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases.  In Christian Legal Society v. Martin the Court will decide whether it is unconstitutional for a state-run college (Hastings Law School) to exclude from official status a student religious...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 10 cases

From Scotusblog.com:  Docket: 08-1470Title: Berghuis, Warden v. ThompkinsIssue: Whether the Sixth Circuit expanded the Miranda rule to prevent an officer from attempting to non-coercively persuade a defendant to cooperate where the officer informed the defendant of his rights, the defendant...

US Supreme Court holds conference today

The US Supreme Court is holding a conference today in which it will consider cert. petitions in a large number of cases.  Scotusblog previews several petitions which have a reasonable chance of being granted: Petitions to Watch I - Petitions...

US Supreme Court denies cert on McConnell issue

The United States Supreme Court has denied certiorari in Nevada v. Harte.  The case presented a challenge by the State to the Nevada Supreme Court's decision in McConnell v. State. The Court granted certiorari in one case this morning:  Merck...

US Supreme Court grants cert in 4 cases

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases this morning.  Scotusblog provides links to the petitions, oppositions, replies, amici briefs and opinions below. Beard v. Kindler - Is a state procedural rule automatically "inadequate" under the adequate-state-grounds doctrine - and...

No action taken in Nevada v. Harte

The Washoe County DA's Office has filed a petition for certiorari with the US Supreme Court in Nevada v. Harte.  The case presents a challenge to the Nevada Supreme Court's ruling in McConnell v. State, which held that the State...

US Supreme Court grants cert in 4 cases

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 -...

Supreme Court grants cert in 3 cases

From scotusblog: The Court has granted certiorari in three cases: Bloate v. U.S., United States v. Stevens,  and Pottawattamie County et al. v. McGhee et al. The full order list is available here. Docket: 08-728Title: Bloate v. U.S.Issue: Whether time granted...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 5 cases

Via Scotusblog: The Supreme Court granted certiorari in five cases today: Salazar (Interior Secretary) v. Buono  : government's appeal testing Congress' power to allow a religious display to remain on public property simply by transferring ownership to a private group or...

US Supreme Court grants cert. on a Nevada case

The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari to the Ninth Circuit in a federal habeas corpus case concerning a Nevada conviction.  The questions presented in the State's petition are: 1.  What is the standard of review for a federal...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 6 cases

On Friday the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in six cases, three of which involve criminal law related issues: Bobby v. Bies:  Whether the holding of a state post-conviction hearing to determine the mental capacity of a capital defendant...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 2 cases

The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in two new cases today.  The Court will hear the cases of al-Marri v. Pucciarelli and Gross v. FBL Financial Services.  al-Marri presents the issue of whether Congress, in passing the Authorization for...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 2 cases

Via Scotusblog, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in two new cases today.  Nken v. Mukasey will address the standard for barring deportation pening judicial review of an alien's plea for asylum or other relief from being deported.  In...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 5 cases

The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in five cases today: Caperton v. AT Massey Coal Company, Inc:  Whether a judge's failure to recuse himself from a case in which he received substantial campaign donations from one of the parties...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 2 cases

The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases this morning. In District Attorney's Office v. Osborne, the Court will consider whether a person may file an action under 42 USC 1983 or the Due Process Clause to obtain access...

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