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.
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 â€œaggravated identity theftâ€ 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 Georgiaâ€™s capital sentencing statute violates the Eighth Amendment by failing to ensure meaningful proportionality review.