The petition of the day is:


Issue: (1) Whether – as the Third, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits hold – a district court possesses authority to prevent circumvention of its orders by imposing sanctions on conduct that violates the understood purpose of an injunction, but not its explicit terms, or whether – as the First, Second, Fifth, and Tenth Circuits hold – the four corners of an injunction’s text limit a district court’s civil contempt authority; (2) whether – as the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits hold – a court of appeals should accord deference to a district court’s construction of its own orders, or whether – as the Second, Fifth, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits hold – an appellate court reviews that construction de novo.

Posted in Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC v. Jewell, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 3, 2013, 10:02 PM),