Posted on June 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm by Matthew Bush
At its June 7, 2012 Conference, the Court will consider such issues as a suit for damages under the Constitution for the torture of a U.S. citizen, the culpability required to establish a due process violation for pre-trial detention, an Establishment Clause challenge to a veterans memorial containing a cross, and the standard of federal habeas review for state court factual determinations. 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.
The following petitions have been re-listed for the Conference of June 7. 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.