Supreme Court adds two cases to docket

Today the Supreme Court agreed to consider whether §1983 can be used to obtain post-conviction access to the state’s biological evidence without a pending substantive claim based on that evidence. It also agreed to consider whether a seaman can recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

Those cases, District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne and Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend were the only two cert grants handed down by the Court today.

More on Osborne can be found here on Lawyers USA. All of today’s orders from the Court can be found here on the Court’s website.

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