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Petitions to watch | Conference of May 26

In its Conference of May 26, 2016, the Court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether and under what standard a corporation or other organization may be deemed to have “knowingly” presented a false claim, or used or made a false record, in violation of Section 3729(a) of the False Claims Act; whether Louisiana’s failure to require the jury to find beyond a reasonable doubt that death is the appropriate punishment violates the Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments; and whether an individual who regains his federal civil rights by operation of federal law has had his civil rights “restored” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(20) and therefore may exercise his rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.












Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petitions to watch | Conference of May 26, SCOTUSblog (May. 24, 2016, 8:04 PM),