The Supreme Court of the United States granted review in two cases this morning:
Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc., No. 10-1042: Whether Section 8(b) of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act only prohibits a real estate settlement services provider from charging an unearned fee when such fee is divided with a culpable third party, as in a kickback arrangement, or whether it also applies to unearned fees retained by a single defendant.
Blueford v. Arkansas, No. 10-1320: Whether, if a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included offense, the Double Jeopardy Clause bars reprosecution of a greater offense after a jury announces that it has voted against guilt on the greater offense.