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Petitions to Watch | Conference of 5.21.09

This edition of “Petitions to Watch” features cases up for consideration at the Justices’ private conference on May 21. 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: 08-904
Title: Hensley v. United States
Issue: Does the statute of limitations for a claim under the Federal Tort Claims act begin to run when the plaintiff discovers, or reasonably should discover,  the physical cause of injury, or when the plaintiff knows or should have known that the alleged tortfeasor was acting within the scope of federal employment?