SCOTUSblog's list of petitions with a "reasonable" chance of being granted
 Conference of 4/20

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Counsel of Record
Certiorari To
Summary of QP
Florida v. Harden
Louis Hubener
FL AG's office
Fl. S. Ct.
Whether the anti-kickback provision of Florida's Medicaid fraud statute is preempted by the federal anti-kickback statute.

Hrasky v. US
Jeff Fisher
Stanford Law
Whether law enforcement officers' exploratory search of the interior of Petitioner's vehicle, after arresting him beyond "reaching distance" from the vehicle, violated the Fourth Amendment's search incident-to-arrest doctrine.

Chemtura Canada v. US
Hercules v. US
Chemtura Canada v. US
E.B. Chiles IV
Laurence Tribe
E.B. Chiles IV

Whether the Fifth Amendment permits the unexpected and unforeseeable imposition of over $100 million in retroactive liability without any consideration of the factors articulated by this Court in Eastern Enterprises v. Apfel.  (Note that 06-865 is the "lead case" here.  Also available: Combined BIO, 865 Reply, Amer. Chem. Council as Amicus, Indep. Grp. of Scientists as Amicus, Pac. Legal as Amicus.)

Medellin v. Texas      
Donald Donovan
Debevoise & Plimpton
Ct. of Cr. App. of Tx.
Whether the President act within his constitutional and statutory foreign affairs authority when he determined that the states must comply with the United States' treaty obligation to give effect to the Avena judgment in the cases of the 51 Mexican nationals named in the judgment.  (All other briefs, including those from the first time this case was at the Court, can be found here.)
US v. Santos
Paul Clement
Solicitor General
The question presented is whether "proceeds," in the context of the principal federal money laundering statute, refers to the gross receipts from the unlawful activities or only the profits, i.e., gross receipts less expenses.
Univ. of Phoenix v. US ex rel. Hendow
Ted Olson
Gibson, Dunn
Whether an allegation that a claimant has knowingly violated a regulatory requirement that constitutes a threshold condition of federal program eligibility - rather than a condition of government payment - is sufficient to state a claim under the False Claims Act.  (Also available: BIO, Reply, Supp. Brief of Resp., Supp. Brief of Pet., Career College Assoc. Amicus, Amer. Health Care Assoc. Amicus, Nat'l Defense Industrial Assoc. Amicus)