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 -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

McGinness v. Crime, Justice and America, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2012

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-653 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether the First Amendment provides commercial publishers with a right to demand that jail and prison administrators distribute their unsolicited publications to inmates; and (2) whether it is consistent with federalism and separation of powers concerns for federal courts to order elected county sheriffs to distribute unsolicited commercial publications to inmates, based on an evaluation of the content of the publications, and the number of publications the publisher is seeking to distribute, in each particular case.

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