Posted on June 20, 2012 at 11:34 am by Matthew Bush
At its June 21, 2012 Conference, the Court will consider such issues as the retroactivity of the federal sentencing guidelines, the justiciability of a habeas petition when the petitioner is under supervised release, civil liability for a Miranda violation, and whether “cumulative error” can be a basis for habeas relief. The Court will additionally consider twelve cases in which the Court called for the views of the Solicitor General. As Amy discussed, the Solicitor General recommended that the Court deny review in all twelve.
While this is the last scheduled Conference of the year, we expect one more next week. As Kedar posted, the Court often reserves many of its June grants for its final (unscheduled) Conference. Last term, the Court granted 13 cases then.
This edition of “Petitions to watch” features petitions raising issues that Tom has determined to have a reasonable chance of being granted, although we post them here without consideration of whether they present appropriate vehicles in which to decide those issues.
Cases in which the Court called for the views of the Solicitor General
Cases involving lawyers from Goldstein & Russell, P.C. (listed without regard to the likelihood of being granted):
The following petitions have been re-listed for the Conference of June 21. If any other paid petitions are redistributed for this Conference, we will add them below as soon as their redistribution is noted on the docket.