Petitions to watch | Conference of November 13
on Nov 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm
In its Conference of November 13, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as whether Texas’s standard for determining if a capital defendant meets the definition of intellectual disability violates the Eighth Amendment, what type of analysis governs the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unjustified deadly force, and whether the ban on “assault weapons” in Highland Park, Illinois, violates the Second 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.