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5 Sep, 2019

Law Clerks Prepare “Long Conference” Denials

2019-09-05T14:42:41+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Supreme Court will return October 1 to a backload of approximately 1,800 petitions that have piled up over the summer.  Almost every one of them will be denied.  Also known as the “Long Conference,” the Justices’ first meeting after summer recess is particularly brutal for cert. seekers who filed a petition in the preceding [...]

30 Sep, 2009

Supreme Court Grants Ten Petitions

2019-03-18T18:48:14+00:00September 30th, 2009|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court issued an order list today granting review on ten cert. petitions. The so-called “long conference” was heavy with cases involving criminal law. Six petitions covering a range of issues from the Miranda rule to terrorism were granted. The order list can be viewed here The long conference also advanced a case testing [...]