Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Lefemine v. Wideman
Issue(s): (1) Whether the Fourth Circuit erred when it rejected the rule of Buckhannon Board and Care Home, Inc. v. West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources by holding that a plaintiff who has obtained a permanent injunction and declaratory relief on the merits of his claim has nonetheless not prevailed; and (2) whether the Fourth Circuit erred when it promulgated its new rule that the determination of whether a plaintiff has prevailed will now be subject to abuse of discretion review.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 24, 2012, 11:09 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/10/petition-of-the-day-361/