Today's first petition of the day is: 

NIBCO, Inc. v. Rivera

Docket: 10-383
Issue(s): (1) Whether a court of appeals must conduct a comparative juror analysis when reviewing a claim under Batson v. Kentucky, even though the comparative analysis was neither raised before nor considered by the trial court below; and (2) whether a court of appeals that identifies a suspected Batson problem based on a comparative juror analysis never considered by the trial court can vitiate a trial without remanding to allow the trial court to consider the new arguments and evidence in the first instance.

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s second petition of the day is:

United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation (Granted )

Docket: 10-382
Issue(s): Whether the attorney-client privilege entitles the United States to withhold from an Indian tribe confidential communications between the government and government attorneys implicating the administration of statutes pertaining to property held in trust for the tribe.

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s third petition of the day is:

Dunn v. Louisiana

Docket: 10-386
Issue(s): Whether a court's modification of the three-step Batson v. Kentucky analysis, requiring the defense to prove that its strikes were not motivated by race, while simultaneously requiring it to prove that the state's strikes were motivated by race, violates the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Certiorari stage documents:

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