United States v. Booker

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17 Jul, 2011

The Dwindling Cert. Docket: Why Are Fewer Paid Petitions Being Filed?

2019-03-18T18:47:56-05:00July 17th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

With the start of the summer recess, the Supreme Court discontinued use of the 2010 Term docket numbers, ending with number 10-1558—a petition for mandamus filed by firefighter Frank Ricci. Yes, that Frank Ricci. For the fifth straight year, the number of paid petitions for certiorari, mandamus and original habeas corpus filed [...]

8 Dec, 2009

Supreme Court News for December 8th, 2009

2019-03-18T18:48:14-05:00December 8th, 2009|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, the Court granted two cert petitions. The first questions whether it is unconstitutional for a public college to deny school funding to a student religious group that limits its officers and voting members to those who accept its religious beliefs. Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (08-1371). The second petition involves another aspect of the [...]