The Court this afternoon accepted five cases for review, filings for which are available after the jump. The orders list is available here.

Docket: 08-22
Title: Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al.
Issue: Whether a judge's failure to recuse himself from a case in which he received substantial campaign donations from one of the parties violates the Due Process rights of the other party.

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Docket: 08-67
Title: Yeager v. United States
Issue: Whether, under the Double Jeopardy Clause, the government may retry defendants acquitted of some charges on factually related counts on which the jury failed to reach a verdict.

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Docket: 08-192
Title: Abuelhawa v. United States
Issue: Whether a person who uses a cell phone to buy drugs solely for personal use (a misdemeanor) can be charged with the separate crime of using a phone to facilitate the sale of drugs (a felony).

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Docket: 08-205
Title: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Issue: Whether federal campaign finance laws apply to a critical film about Senator Hillary Clinton intended to be shown in theaters and on-demand to cable subscribers.

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Docket: 08-5274
Title: Dean v. United States
Issue: Whether, under 18 U.S.C.924(c)(1)(A)(iii), the mere discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking, even if accidental, is subject to a ten-year sentencing enhancement.

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