Petitions to watch | Conference of May 24, 2012
At its May 24, 2012 Conference, the Court will consider such issues as whether police use of a Taser constitutes excessive force, the evidentiary standard to overcome the presumption of patent validity, and becoming a “fugitive” by challenging, instead of reporting for, deportation. 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 following petitions have been re-listed for the conference of May 24. 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.