Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Cisco Systems, Inc. v. TecSec, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 2, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1165 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether alternative holdings, each independently sufficient to sustain a judgment, all have preclusive effect in subsequent proceedings, as the Second, Third, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits hold, or whether none of them do, as the Fourth, Seventh, Tenth, and Federal Circuits hold; and (2) whether the mandate rule bars a party from relitigating an issue in the same case that was within the scope of a decision that was unequivocally affirmed.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 21 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 24, 2014)
Apr 24 2014Brief of respondent TecSec, Inc. in opposition filed.
May 13 2014Reply of petitioners Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. filed.
May 13 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.
Jun 2 2014Petition DENIED. Justice Breyer and Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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