Today's first petition of the day is: 

Talk America Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. (Granted )

Docket: 10-313
Issue(s): Whether the a public service commission was barred from requiring incumbent local exchange carriers (“ILECs”) to offer their competitors telecommunications facilities at cost-based rates under § 251(c)(2) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as a result of a Federal Communications Commission rule eliminating ILECs' obligation to provide similar facilities under § 251(c)(3) when they are used by competitors for a different statutory purpose. (Kagan, J., recused).

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s second petition of the day is:

Isiogu v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. (Granted )

Docket: 10-329
Issue(s): (1) Whether the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Federal Communications Commission's Triennial Review Remand Order permit incumbent local telephone companies to charge competing telephone companies competitive rates for entrance facilities used for interconnection; and (2) whether the lower court provided the appropriate level of deference to the FCC's interpretation of its regulations. (Kagan, J., recused).

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Talk America v. MI Bell Tel., Isiogu v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co., Everything Else

Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 15, 2010, 4:19 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/11/petition-of-the-day-44/