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Recent Invitation Briefs

Continuing our coverage of the invitation briefs filed by the United States in the past few weeks, the Solicitor General’s office has filed briefs recommending that certiorari be denied in the following cases:

By our calculations, all of these cases will be considered at the Court’s June 25 conference.

Based on the briefs that we have reviewed, this means that the SG’s office has recommended three grants:  No. 08-240 & -372, Mac’s Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Prods. Co. & Shell Oil Prods. Co. v. Mac’s Shell Service, Inc, which will be on the June 11 conference; No. 08-304, Graham County Soil & Water Conservation Dist. v. U.S. ex rel. Wilson , which will likely be on the June 18 conference; and No. 08-645, Abbott v. Abbott.  There is one invitation brief that we expect to be filed – in No. 08-6261, Robertson v. US ex rel. Watson – but have not yet seen.