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Petitions to watch | Conference of May 17, 2012

At its May 17, 2012 Conference, the Court will consider such issues as the presumption of accuracy of intelligence reports in Guantanamo habeas decisions, standing to challenge the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the standard of federal habeas review for state court factual determinations, and the burden of proof for affirmative defenses in a criminal case.  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.





Cases involving lawyers from Goldstein & Russell (listed without regard to the likelihood of being granted):



The following petitions have been re-listed for the conference of May 17.  If any other paid petitions are redistributed for this conference, we will add them below as soon as their redistribution is noted on the docket.



Recommended Citation: Matthew Bush, Petitions to watch | Conference of May 17, 2012, SCOTUSblog (May. 15, 2012, 11:45 AM),