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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.
One and Ken Valley Housing Group v. Maine State Housing Authority
Petition for certiorari denied on January 13, 2014
Issue: Whether a housing authority, in administering contracts
under the federal Section 8 program for low income
housing, may deny to participating landlords
an annual adjustment in reimbursable rental rates
because the owner did not produce a supporting
“market comparability study”—when those contracts
and federal law require that an adjustment is “automatic”
unless the authority produces a supporting
market study and affirmatively “determine[s]” on
that basis that an adjustment is unwarranted.