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Petitions to watch | Conference of December 4

In its Conference of December 4, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as whether disability payments are “earnings” and whether Texas’s standard for determining whether a capital defendant meets the definition of “intellectual disability” violates the Eighth Amendment.

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.



















Recommended Citation: John Ehrett, Petitions to watch | Conference of December 4, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 28, 2015, 4:00 PM),