Today’s orders list is now available here. The Court granted certiorari in two cases — District Attorney's Office for the Third Judicial District, et al. v. Osborne (08-6) and Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et al. v Townsend (08-214) — filings for which are available after the jump.

Docket: 08-6
Title: District Attorney's Office for the Third Judicial District, et al. v. Osborne
Issue: Whether a defendant may access a state's biological evidence following a conviction under 42 U.S.C. 1983 or the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Docket: 08-214
Title: Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et al. v Townsend
Issue: Whether a seaman may recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

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