Petitions to Watch | Conference of 5.1.09
on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm
This edition of â€œPetitions to Watchâ€ features cases up for consideration at the Justicesâ€™ private conference on May 1. 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:Â First American Title Ins. Co. v. Combs
Issue: Whether Texas’s interpretation of its retaliatory tax violates the Equal Protection Clause.
- Opinion below (Supreme Court of Texas)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Petitionerâ€™s reply brief
- Brief amici curiae of Alamo Title Insurance et al.
Title:Â Winget v. JPMorgan Chase Bank
Issue: Whether an entry of an interim bankruptcy sale order has res judicata effect on all non-core claims between creditors, regardless of whether those claims were actually litigated by the bankruptcy court