Today’s orders list is now available here. The Court granted certiorari in one case, Flores-Figueroa v. United States (08-108). Justice Stevens issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in Walker v. Georgia (08-5385), a capital case (available here). Justice Thomas concurred in the denial of certiorari (available here).

Filings in both cases are available after the jump.

Docket: 08-108
Title: Flores-Figueroa v. United States
Issue: Whether an individual who used a false means of identification but did not know it belonged to another person can be convicted of "aggravated identity theft" under 18 U.S.C. 1028A(a)(1). (Click here for more on the case.) (Disclosure: Howe & Russell represents the petitioner.)


Docket: 08-5385 (capital case)
Title: Walker v. Georgia
Issue: Whether Georgia's capital sentencing statute violates the Eighth Amendment by failing to ensure meaningful proportionality review.


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