Whether, after granting a state habeas corpus petitioner 161 days of equitable tolling for the extraordinary circumstance of attorney abandonment which led to the expiration of the one-year limitation period, thereby restoring the inmate to his pre-abandonment legal position, the Ninth Circuit applied a novel and unauthorized standard to grant a second period of equitable tolling that required neither extraordinary circumstances nor post-notice due diligence, creating an intra-circuit split of authority with Rudin v. Myles, and a split of authority between the Ninth Circuit and sister circuits in decisions that apply both prongs of Holland v. Florida, including the Second, Third, Fifth, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.
Whether a single-judge district court may determine that a complaint covered by 28 U.S.C. § 2284 is insubstantial, and that three judges therefore are not required, not because it concludes that the complaint is wholly frivolous, but because it concludes that the complaint fails to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6).
Whether plaintiffs seeking overtime under
the Fair Labor Standards Act must support their allegations with
detailed facts demonstrating the time, place,
manner, or extent of their uncompensated work; or
whether it is sufficient if plaintiffs' allegations give
defendants fair notice of plaintiffs' claim for
overtime and the grounds upon which it rests.
Whether the Florida Supreme Court's prejudice analysis – notwithstanding grave deficiencies in counsel's development and presentation of mitigating evidence – can be squared with Strickland v. Washington and subsequent decisions of this Court applying Strickland's prejudice standard.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its February 27 Conference. Two new cases were granted. In case there are opinions, we will be live blogging both Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the second week of the February sitting.
King v. Burwell Availability of federal tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government
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