There are no new cert. grants. The Court has asked for the views of the United States in two cases: Triple-S Management v. Municipal Revenue Collection (09-233) and Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders (09-525). The full order list is here.
UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: The Court has summarily decided an old case, McDaniel v. Brown (08-559), which was granted in January 2009, scheduled for oral argument, and then pulled from the argument schedule. In a per curiam opinion, the Court reverses the Ninth Circuit.
Title: Triple-S Management Corporation v. Municipal Revenue Collection Center
Issue: Is the executive branch, unlike the legislative branch, free of all due process constraints on retroactive government action, as long as it asserts that its earlier interpretation of law was "wrong"?
- Opinion below (Supreme Court of Puerto Rico)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Petitioner's reply
- Amicus brief of the Council on State Taxation
Briefs for Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders are coming soon.