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Supreme Court Orders List

The U.S. Supreme Court decided to review three civil cases today.  The orders list is here.  Lyle Denniston describes the cases at SCOTUSblog.  No criminal cases were granted other than "vacated, and the case is remanded to ... for further consideration in light of ... " orders.  Among the criminal cases on SCOTUSblog's petitions to watch list, the relisted cases are all missing and presumed relisted again, and the first-time cases were all denied.

In Gamache v. California, No. 10-5196, a capital case, the Court decided without dissent not to review the decision of the California Supreme Court, 48 Cal. 4th 347.  However, Justice Sotomayor wrote a statement giving Cal. Supreme a C- on its opinion for not being clear enough on the standard it applied for harmless error review.  Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan joined the statement.

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