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.

Van de Kamp v. Goldstein

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-854 9th Cir. Nov 5, 2008
Tr.
Jan 26, 2009 9-0 Breyer OT 2008

Issue: Whether district attorney supervisors are entitled to civil immunity from allegations they failed to ensure line prosecutors were aware, and thus able to disclose to the defendant, that a jailhouse informant was to receive benefits in exchange for his testimony.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on January 26, 2009.

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