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.

Peninsula School District v. D.P.

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-539 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), what is the test for determining whether a plaintiff is “seeking relief that is also available under [IDEA],” thereby triggering the Act’s requirement that the plaintiff exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit? (2) When a plaintiff is in part “seeking relief also available under [IDEA],” must that plaintiff first exhaust the administrative remedies available under IDEA before pursuing any federal claim? (3) May a court reject a properly supported summary judgment motion and allow the non-moving party to amend its complaint to assert facts that contradict sworn deposition testimony?

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