Petitions to watch | Conference of June 18
on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm
In its Conference of June 18, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as whether police officers conduct a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when they trespass in common areas of locked apartment buildings to look for evidence of criminal activity, the constitutionality of the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions process, and whether Mississippi’s requirement that abortion physicians have admitting privileges at a local hospital to handle complications that require emergency hospitalization imposes an undue burden under Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
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.