The Supreme Court of the United States granted review this morning in five cases:
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., No. 09-1159: Whether a university's statutory interest in inventions arising from federally funded research can be terminated unilaterally by an individual inventor through a separate agreement with a third party.
J. D. B. v. North Carolina, No. 09-11121: Should a juvenile's age be considered in deciding whether he is sufficiently "in custody" to require a Miranda warning before police interrogation.
Davis v. United States, No. 09-11328: Whether the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule applies to a search authorized by precedent at the time of the search that is subsequently ruled unconstitutional.
Turner v. Price, No. 10-10: Whether an indigent defendant has a constitutional right to appointed counsel at a civil contempt proceeding that may result in his incarceration.
Fox v. Vice, No. 10-114: Whether it is proper to award defendants attorneys’ fees under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1988 based on dismissal of a claim where the plaintiff has asserted other interrelated claims that are not frivolous?