Sunday, February 26, 2012
Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers:
- Wood v. Milyard: (1) Whether an appellate court has the authority to raise sua sponte a 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d) statute of limitations defense; and (2) whether the state’s declaration before the district court that it “will not challenge, but [is] not conceding, the timeliness of Wood’s habeas petition,” amounts to a deliberate waiver of any statute of limitations defense the state may have had.
- Mohamad v. Rajoub: Whether the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 permits actions against defendants that are not natural persons.