Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Lopez v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 1, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1367 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. represents the petitioners in this case.

Issue: Whether, under the Federal Tort Claims Act, a government employee’s outright failure to perform a mandatory act is shielded by the discretionary function exception on the theory that performance of the act permits some exercise of judgment?

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