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Grants of Certiorari

PUBLIC RECORDS

May states preclude citizens of other states from enjoying the same right of access to public records that the state affords its own citizens? McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17. Certiorari granted:  Oct. 5, 2012. Ruling below:  667 F.3d 454 (4th ...

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LEGAL MALPRACTICE

Do state law legal malpractice claims against trial lawyers for their handling of patent cases fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts? See “Court to consider legal malpractice jurisdiction issue.” Gunn v. Minton, No. 11-1118.Certiorari granted:  Oct. 05, ...

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Should a court give Chevron deference to an agency’s interpretation of its own jurisdiction? See “Justices to decide agency deference standard.” City of Arlington v. FCC, No. 11-1545. Certiorari granted:  Oct. 05, 2012. Ruling below: 668 F.3d 229 (5th Cir. ...

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TAKINGS CLAUSE

Can the government be held liable for a taking when it refuses to issue a land-use permit or demands that that a permit applicant dedicate money, services, labor or any other type of personal property to a public use? Koontz ...

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PATENTS

Does the doctrine of patent exhaustion apply after an authorized sale of a product, and is there an exception to the doctrine of patent exhaustion for self-replicating technologies? Bowman v. Monsanto Co., No. 11-796.Certiorari granted:  Oct. 5, 2012. Ruling below: ...

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STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS

When does the limitations period applicable to a penalty action brought by the federal government commence to run in the absence of a separate controlling provision enacted by Congress? See “Justices to decide when government penalty action accrues” Gabelli v. ...

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Does the federal Gonzalez Act waive governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent? See “Justices to decide if Navy doctor can be sued for battery” Levin v. U.S., ...

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SEARCH AND SEIZURE

Does a warrantless blood-alcohol test violate a DUI suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights? See “Does warrantless blood test violate Fourth Amendment?” Missouri v. McNeely, No. 11-1425. Certiorari granted Sept. 25, 2012. Ruling below: State v. McNeely, 358 S.W.3d 65 (Mo. 2012). ...

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