In previous years, the Court released ... (click to view)
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.
Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has the authority and responsibility to reverse a denial of benefits where the record is complete and there is no bona fide issue for remand and thus no agency discretion to exercise upon a remand.