The first petition of the day is: 

Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett (Granted )

Docket: 10-238
Issue(s): (1) Whether the First Amendment forbids states from providing additional government subsidies to publicly financed candidates that are triggered by independent expenditure groups' speech against such candidates; and (2) whether the First Amendment forbids states from providing additional government subsidies to publicly financed candidates that are triggered by the fundraising or expenditures by these candidates' privately financed opponents.

Certiorari stage documents:

The second petition of the day is: 

McComish v. Bennett (Granted )

Docket: 10-239
Issue(s): (1) Whether Arizona's matching funds trigger, which provides publicly financed candidates with additional subsidies that are triggered by independent expenditures or by the raising and spending of money by privately financed candidates and their supporters, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments; and (2) whether the Arizona law violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments by regulating campaign financing to equalize resources among competing candidates and interest groups, rather than advancing a compelling state interest in the least restrictive manner.

Certiorari stage documents:

Akin Gump and Howe & Russell represent the petitioner in the following case, which is listed without regard to its likelihood of being granted:

Zuress v. Donley

Note: Goldstein, Howe & Russell represents the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to its likelihood of being granted.
Docket: 10-374
Issue(s): In what circumstances are dual-status technicians, who perform civilian roles within military departments, protected by federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination?

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in AZ Free Ent. Club v. Bennett, McComish v. Bennett, Zuress v. Donley, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kiran Bhat, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 22, 2010, 1:46 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/10/petition-of-the-day-30/