This morning, the Court issued orders from the Justices' March 25 Conference, granting certiorari in one case, inviting the views of the United States in one case, and denying  all appeals made by Troy Davis. Today’s full order list is here.  The orders relating to the Troy Davis case are here.

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC (Granted )

Note: Goldstein & Russell represent The NAACP Legal Defense Fund et al. as amici curiae in support of respondent.
Docket: 10-553
Issue(s): Whether the ministerial exception, which prohibits most employment-related lawsuits against religious organizations by employees performing religious functions, applies to a teacher at a religious elementary school who teaches the full secular curriculum, but also teaches daily religion classes, is a commissioned minister, and regularly leads students in prayer and worship.

Certiorari stage documents:

The Court called for the views of the Acting Solicitor General in the following case:

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. v. Novo Nordisk A/S (Granted )

Docket: 10-844
Issue(s): Whether the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act applies when (1) there is an approved method of using the drug that the patent does not claim, and (2) the brand submits patent information to the FDA that misstates the patent's scope, requiring correct[ion].

Certiorari stage documents:

CVSG Information:

The Court rejected all attempts by Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis to further pursue his claim of innocence relating to a 1989 murder, for which he has been found guilty.  The Court dismissed an appeal by Davis and refused three other requests for discretionary release.  The impact of the Court’s orders is to leave in effect a federal judge’s ruling concluding that Davis is not innocent.

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Recommended Citation: Adam Schlossman, Details on today’s orders, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 28, 2011, 9:32 AM),