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Petitions to watch | Conference of September 26, 2011

The Court is currently in its summer recess.  No oral arguments are scheduled until October, and no Conferences are scheduled until Monday, September 26, when the Justices will be formally back at work.  At that Conference, they will select cases for review from the summer lists.  Because our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference will be quite large, we will feature the petitions in installments, as they are distributed for the Court’s review.  This set of petitions covers issues such as whether Internet-based music services “perform a work ‘publicly'” for purposes of the Copyright Act, whether corporations may be sued for torture and extrajudicial killings, and whether the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a handgun outside the home without a carry permit.  These are petitions raising issues that Tom has determined to have a reasonable chance of being granted, although we post them here without consideration of whether they present appropriate vehicles in which to decide those issues.

























Recommended Citation: Christa Culver, Petitions to watch | Conference of September 26, 2011, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 19, 2011, 1:10 AM),