The Supreme Court of the United States granted review in six cases this morning:

  • Bond v. United States, No. 09-1227: When neither a state nor its officer is a party, whether a criminal defendant convicted under a federal statute has standing to challenge her conviction on grounds that, as applied to her, the statute is beyond the federal government’s enumerated powers and inconsistent with the Tenth Amendment.
  • Camreta v. Greene, No. 09-1454, and Alford v. Greene, No. 09-1478 (consolidated for argument): What Fourth Amendment requirements apply when law enforcement and child welfare officials conduct a temporary seizure and interview at a public school of a child whom they reasonably suspect was being sexually abused by her father.
  • Duryea, PA v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476: Whether state and local government employees may sue their employers for retaliation under the Petition Clause of the First Amendment when they petition on matters of purely private concern.
  • DePierre v. United States, No. 09-1533: Whether the term "cocaine base" in the relevant federal criminal statute is limited to "crack" cocaine.
  • Global Tech Appliances Inc. v. SEB S.A., No. 10-6: What is the legal standard for the state of mind element of a claim for actively inducing patent infringement.
  • Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation, No. 10-72: Whether local taxing authorities, which have lawfully imposed real property taxes on land owned in fee simple by an Indian Tribe, are nonetheless barred from collecting the taxes through foreclosure due to the Tribe's sovereign immunity from suit.