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Petitions to watch | Conference of February 19 (Updated)

(Update: Because of the ceremony at the Court in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday, the Justices will not hold their February 19 Conference that day.)

In its Conference of February 19, 2016, the Court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether and to what extent public schools, consistent with the First Amendment, may discipline students for their off-campus speech; whether the determination that aggravating circumstances outweigh mitigating circumstances must be made by a unanimous jury; and whether vertical conduct by a disruptive market entrant, aimed at securing suppliers for a new retail platform, should be condemned as per se illegal under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

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 February 19 (Updated), SCOTUSblog (Feb. 17, 2016, 10:28 AM),