The Court granted certiorari in six cases today, filings for which are available after the jump.  The list of orders is here.

Docket: 08-305
Title: Forest Grove School District, Petitioner v. T. A.
Issue: Whether parents of a student who has never previously received special education services from a school district may be eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for reimbursement of private school tuition. (Note: the Court granted certiorari to resolve this question in Board of Education of New York v. Tom F. (06-637) but affirmed the opinion below by an equally divided vote.)

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Docket: 08-453
Title: Cuomo v. The Clearing House Ass'n, L.L.C.,
Issue: Whether 12 USC § 484 and 12 CFR § 7.4000 prohibit measures taken by the New York State Attorney General to enforce state fair lending law against national banks by subjecting those entities to "visitorial powers."

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Docket: 08-479
Title: Safford United School District #1 v. Redding
Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits public school officials from conducting a strip search of a student suspected of possessing and distributing a prescription drug on campus in violation of school policy.

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Docket: 08-495
Title: Nijhawan v. Mukasey
Issue: Whether the petitioner’s conviction for mail, bank and wire fraud qualified as an aggravated felony under the immigration laws, the penalty for which is lifetime banishment from the country.

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Docket: 08-598
Title: Bobby v. Bies
Issue: Whether the holding of a state post-conviction hearing to determine the mental capacity of a capital defendant whose death sentence was affirmed before Atkins v. Virginia (2002), which barred the execution of mentally retarded defendants, violates the Double Jeopardy clause.

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Docket: 08-660
Title: U.S. ex rel. Eisenstein v. City of New York
Issue: Whether the 30-day time limit in Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(1)(A) for filing a notice of appeal, or the 60-day time limit in Rule 4(a)(1)(B), applies to a qui tam action under the False Claims Act.

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