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Petitions to Watch | Conference of 5.1.09

This edition of “Petitions to Watch” features cases up for consideration at the Justices’ private conference on May 1. As always, the list contains the petitions on the Court’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.

Docket:  08-721
Title:  First American Title Ins. Co. v. Combs
Issue: Whether Texas’s interpretation of its retaliatory tax violates the Equal Protection Clause.

Docket: 08-956
Title: 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