Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The Court expects to issue decisions in argued cases on both Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at approximately 9:45 both days. The Court also has confirmed that the audiotape of Wednesday’s hearing in King v. Burwell will not be released on that day, but on Friday, as is usual.
Tuesday's live blog will be available here.
Wednesday's live blog will be available here.

Cases


Sitting Docket Title(link to Wiki page) Issue Argument(link to transcript) Decision(link to opinion)
14-896LeGrand v. GibbsWhether, 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. (Opinion by )
14-990Shapiro v. MackWhether 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). (Opinion by )
14-969Landers v. Quality Communications, Inc.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. (Opinion by )
14-906Woodel v. FloridaWhether 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. (Opinion by )
14-779Arneson v. 281 Care CommitteeWhether and to what extent false statements of fact, which are designed to deceive voters, are protected by the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. (Opinion by )
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