Today’s first petition of the day is:

Webster v. United States

Docket: 10-150
Issue(s): Whether the Supreme Court can review a decision by a court of appeals that it lacks jurisdiction to review a federal prisoner’s motion based on newly discovered evidence that the prisoner is mentally retarded and therefore constitutionally ineligible for execution, even if that evidence does not negate the prisoner’s guilt; whether, if AEDPA precludes a successive habeas petition in such a scenario, it is unconstitutional.

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Today’s second petition of the day is:

Sprint Spectrum L.P. v. Hesse

Docket: 10-157
Issue(s): (1) Whether a federal court may review a state court judgment approving a class settlement where the state court did not explicitly address each specific claim that a class member might release as part of the settlement; and (2) whether a federal court may nullify state court rules, requiring class members to opt out of a proposed state class settlement, by permitting the class members to maintain a subsequent federal action asserting claims released by the state class settlement from which the class members chose not to exclude themselves.

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s third petition of the day is:

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