The petition of the day is:

13-307

Issue: Whether, when a plaintiff in federal court seeks to invoke nonmutual offensive collateral estoppel against a state or local government based on a prior state adjudication, the availability of collateral estoppel is governed by state or federal law; (2) whether, if federal law controls, United States v. Mendoza bars use of collateral estoppel in such cases.

Posted in Demaree v. Fulton County School District, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 2, 2014, 10:49 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/01/petition-of-the-day-513/