Petitions to watch | Conference of September 28, Part III
on Sep 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm
In its “Long Conference” of September 28, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as whether the standard for liability under a gifting theory should be changed; whether the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) applies outside U.S. borders; and whether the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. federal government are separate sovereigns for purposes of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the United States Constitution.
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.