Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Al-Odah v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on April 4, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-439 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010
 
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Issue: (1) Whether the Federal Rules of Evidence and 28 U.S.C. § 2246 limit the admissibility of hearsay in a habeas corpus case challenging indefinite imprisonment, potentially for life; (2) whether a preponderance of the evidence standard, rather than a clear and convincing evidence standard, is sufficient under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution and 28 U.S.C. § 2241 to support a ruling in favor of indefinite imprisonment, potentially for life.

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