Hambsch III v. United States

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United States Supreme Court

490 U.S. 1054

Hambsch III  v.  United States

No. 88-6120 

On petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.

Memorandum of Justice STEVENS respecting the denial of the petition for writ of certiorari.

There are times when it is important to emphasize the fact that an order denying a petition for a writ of certiorari is not a ruling on the merits of any question presented by the petition. See Singleton v. Commissioner, 439 U.S. 940, 942, 99 S.Ct. 335, 337, 58 L.Ed.2d 335 (1978) (STEVENS, J., respecting the denial of certiorari). In my opinion, this is such an occasion.

Justice O'CONNOR, with whom Justice SCALIA and Justice KENNEDY join, dissenting.


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