This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address the timeframe for a candidate to challenge a ballot-access rule after the election at issue has passed, and whether the Federal Employers Liability Act permits liability if a plaintiff cannot establish common-law but-for causation.

The petitions of the week are:

18-1362

Issue: Whether, and under what circumstances, a candidate can continue to challenge a ballot-access rule after the election over which he originally sued has passed.

18-1367

Issue: Whether the Federal Employers Liability Act permits liability when a plaintiff cannot meet the common-law standard of proof for but-for causation.

Posted in Hall v. Merrill, Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Sumner, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petitions of the week, SCOTUSblog (May. 31, 2019, 10:42 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/05/petitions-of-the-week-46/