The petition of the day is:

16-498

Issues: (1) Whether a statute directing the federal courts to “promptly dismiss” a pending lawsuit following substantive determinations by the courts (including this court’s determination that the “suit may proceed”) – without amending the underlying substantive or procedural laws – violates the Constitutions separation of powers principles; and (2) whether a statute which does not amend any generally applicable substantive or procedural laws, but deprives the petitioner of the right to pursue his pending lawsuit, violates the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment.

Posted in Patchak v. Zinke, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 15, 2017, 11:23 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/02/petition-of-the-day-1093/