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Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Patchak v. Zinke, in which the justices considered the separation-of-powers limits on Congress’ ability to direct the outcome of litigation. Ronald Mann analyzes the argument for this blog. At the Associated Press, Jessica Gresko reports that the...

The petition of the day is: Convergex Group, LLC v. Fletcher 17-343 Issue: Whether a participant in a defined-benefit ERISA plan may claim “representational” standing and rely on only his plan’s injuries to satisfy article III’s standing requirement, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit...

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. There have been no actual grants since October 16, but at least we’ve been accumulating relists. Oh sure, we had a couple of summary reversals this week – the first opinions of the term – from the ranks of the relists....