Quantcast
Home / DC News / Grants of Certiorari (page 10)

Grants of Certiorari

INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL

Is the Supreme Court’s ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky, which requires criminal defense attorneys to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk of deportation, retroactive? See “Justices to decide whether ‘Padilla’ duty is retroactive” Chaidez v. U.S., ...

Read More »

COPYRIGHT

Can a foreign-made work ever be resold within the United States without the copyright owner’s permission? U.S. Supreme Court. Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, No. 11-697. Certiorari granted April 16, 2012. Ruling below: 654 F.3d 210 (2d Cir. ...

Read More »

IMMIGRATION

Does an alien’s state-law conviction for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute constitute an “aggravated felony” justifying deportation, even though the record of conviction does not show that the underlying conduct would constitute a felony under federal law? See “Justices ...

Read More »

TAKINGS CLAUSE

Must government actions that impose recurring flood invasions continue permanently to “take” property within the meaning of the Takings Clause? Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. U.S., No. 11-597.Certiorari granted:  April 2, 2011. Ruling below: 87 Fed. Cl. 594 (Fed. ...

Read More »

SEARCH AND SEIZURE

Is probable cause for a motor vehicle search established by an alert from a well-trained narcotics detection dog certified to detect illegal contraband? See “Justices to decide if dog sniff justified vehicle search” Florida v. Harris, No. 11-817. Certiorari granted: ...

Read More »

HABEAS CORPUS

May a federal court equitably toll habeas proceedings under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act prospectively until the capital defendant is deemed competent to proceed? U.S. Supreme Court. Tibbals v. Carter, No. 11-218. Certiorari granted: March 19, 2012. Ruling ...

Read More »

HABEAS CORPUS

Can an indigent death row defendant stay federal habeas proceedings that he initiated pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3599(a)(2) – under which inmates “shall be entitled to the appointment of one or more attorneys” – if he is not competent to ...

Read More »

MARITIME LAW

Does a moored floating structure not intended to be used in maritime transportation or commerce constitute a “vessel” under federal law, triggering federal maritime jurisdiction? Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, No. 11-626. Certiorari granted Feb. 21, 2012. Ruling below: ...

Read More »

COPYRIGHT

Congress has the authority under the Copyright Clause to remove works from the public domain and provide them with copyright protection. U.S. Supreme Court. Golan v. Holder, No. 10-545. Jan. 18, 2012. Lawyers USA No. 993-3495.

Read More »