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.

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.

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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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