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August 10, 2011
Whether private individuals may raise a claim that California has failed to comply with federal Medicaid requirements by suing directly under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
July 22, 2011
Whether a criminal defendant who forgoes a plea bargain because of ineffective assistance of counsel is entitled to relief if he subsequently receives a longer sentence after conviction than the prosecutor…
June 27, 2011
Whether a jail policy of strip searching every new detainee violates the Fourth Amendment.
June 17, 2011
Whether a child's age may be considered as part of the totality of circumstances in determining whether a suspect is in custody and must therefore be given Miranda warnings prior to any police…
June 13, 2011
Whether the government may constitutionally make it more difficult for citizen fathers than citizen mothers to transmit citizenship to their out-of-wedlock children born outside the U.S.
May 25, 2011
Whether a federal court appropriately exercised its authority by ordering the State of California to reduce the size of its prison population, which was more than double the system’s intended…