Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Richlin Security Service v. Chertoff

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
06-1717 Fed. Cir. Mar 19, 2008
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Jun 2, 2008 TBD Alito OT 2007

Disclosure: Howe & Russell filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner.

Issue: Whether prevailing parties under the Equal Access to Justice Act should be compensated for the market rate of paralegal services or only for the cost of such services to the attorney.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 2, 2008.

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