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Today’s Orders | 10.20.08

Today’s orders list is now available here. The Court granted certiorari in one case, Flores-Figueroa v. United States (08-108). Justice Stevens issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in Walker v. Georgia (08-5385), a capital case (available here). Justice Thomas concurred in the denial of certiorari (available here).

Filings in both cases are available after the jump.

Docket: 08-108
Title: Flores-Figueroa v. United States
Issue: Whether an individual who used a false means of identification but did not know it belonged to another person can be convicted of “aggravated identity theft” under 18 U.S.C. 1028A(a)(1). (Click here for more on the case.) (Disclosure: Howe & Russell represents the petitioner.)


Docket: 08-5385 (capital case)
Title: Walker v. Georgia
Issue: Whether Georgia’s capital sentencing statute violates the Eighth Amendment by failing to ensure meaningful proportionality review.