Petitions to watch | Conference of March 16, 2012
on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm
At its March 16, 2012 Conference, the Court will consider such issues as the First Amendment and sexual abuse in churches, a city’s standing to sue its parent state, whether a dog sniff can establish probable cause, the free speech of religious student groups, and a death row inmate’s ability to stay habeas proceedings. This edition of “Petitions to watch” features 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. The full list of our “Petitions to watch” for the March 2 and March 16 Conferences can be found here. Any cases that are relisted following the March 2 Conference will be added to this list once that information is available.