Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Al-Odah v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on April 4, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-439 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: (1) Whether the Federal Rules of Evidence and 28 U.S.C. § 2246 limit the admissibility of hearsay in a habeas corpus case challenging indefinite imprisonment, potentially for life; (2) whether a preponderance of the evidence standard, rather than a clear and convincing evidence standard, is sufficient under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution and 28 U.S.C. § 2241 to support a ruling in favor of indefinite imprisonment, potentially for life.

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