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Petitions to watch | Conference of April 22

In its Conference of April 22, 2016, the Court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether a change in state law reducing a prisoner’s ability to earn future good-time credits based on new or continuing prison misconduct violates the Ex Post Facto Clause as applied to a prisoner who committed his underlying crime before the change in law; the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a useful article is protectable under Section 101 of the Copyright Act; and whether the Court should reconsider, and then overrule or modify, the portion of Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City barring property owners from filing a federal takings claim in federal court until they exhaust state court remedies.






Recommended Citation: John Ehrett, Petitions to watch | Conference of April 22, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 19, 2016, 8:00 PM),