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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether, when a plaintiff in federal court seeks to invoke nonmutual offensive collateral estoppel against a state or local government based on a prior state adjudication, the availability of collateral estoppel is governed by state or federal law; (2) whether, if federal law controls, United States v. Mendoza bars use of collateral estoppel in such cases.

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 2, 2014, 10:49 PM),