Petitions to watch | The “Long Conference” of September 29 (Part I)
This is the first installment of “Petitions to watch” featuring cases up for consideration at the Court’s September 29 “Long Conference.” Because the Court has not considered new petitions since the end of June, the number of petitions slated for review at the September 29 Conference is quite large – more than at any other Conference of the year. Therefore, over the next three weeks we will post three separate installments of petitions to watch. This first installment of petitions scheduled for consideration at the “Long Conference” includes petitions seeking review of issues such as the amendment of pleading after the entry of judgment, structuring damage awards under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the constitutionality of California’s ban on foie gras under the Dormant Commerce Clause.
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. Our policy is to include and disclose all cases in which Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, represents either a party or an amicus in the case, with the exception of the rare cases in which Goldstein & Russell represents the respondent(s) but does not appear on the briefs in the case.