Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Shaygan v. United States
Note: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to or work for this blog in various capacities, filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in this case.
Issue(s): Whether the government is exempted as a matter of law for Hyde Amendment sanctions, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, under the statute’s prohibition on “bad faith” prosecutions despite subjective malice in its filing decision and extensive and pervasive prosecutorial misconduct during the course of the litigation, merely because there was probable cause to support the filing of the indictment.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 10, 2012, 11:00 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/09/petition-of-the-day-331/