Petitions to Watch | Conference of 3.06.09
on Feb 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm
This edition of â€œPetitions to Watchâ€ features cases up for consideration at the Justicesâ€™ private conference on March 6. As always, the list contains the petitions on the Courtâ€™s paid docket that Tom has deemed to have a reasonable chance of being granted. To access previous editions of Petitions to Watch, visit our archives on SCOTUSwiki.
Title: Jones, et al., v. Harris Associates
Issue: Whether the Seventh Circuit contravened the Investment Company Act in holding that a shareholder’s claim that the fund’s investment adviser charged an excessive fee is not cognizable under Section 36(b), unless the shareholder can show that the adviser misled the fund’s directors who approved the fee.
- Opinion below (7th Circuit)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Petitionerâ€™s reply
- Brief amici curiae of AARP and Consumer Federation of America (in support of petitioner)
- Brief amici curiae of Law Professors (in support of petitioner)
Title: Brewer, Arizona Secretary of State, v. Ralph Nader, et al
Issue: Whether Arizona’s state residence requirement for petition circulators and a pre-primary filing deadline for independent candidates impose severe burdens on First and Fourteenth Amendments rights unjustifiable by a State’s interests in the integrity of the petition process.