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Today’s Orders | 12.5.08

Today’s orders list is available here. The Court granted certiorari in two cases — al-Marri v. Pucciarelli (08-368) and Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. (08-441) — filings for which are available after the jump.

Docket: 08-368
Title: al-Marri v. Pucciarelli
Issue: Whether Congress, in passing the Authorization for Use of Military Force after September 11, authorized the indefinite military detention of a legal immigrant seized on domestic soil whom the government alleged to have conspired with al Qaeda to carry out attacks against the United States.


Docket: 08-441
Title: Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.
Issue: Whether a plaintiff must present direct evidence of discrimination in order to obtain a mixed-motive instruction in a non-Title VII discrimination case.