Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week we are hosting an online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether the disclosures required by California’s Reproductive FACT Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Contributions are available at this link.

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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