Last modified on 13 July 2016, at 09:24

Intra-circuit conflict

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects certiorari jurisdiction based on an issue concerning intra-circuit conflict:

  • Wisniewski v. United States, 353 U.S. 901, 902 (1957) (per curiam);
  • Davis v. United States, 417 U.S. 333, 340 (1974) (certiorari not warranted despite conceded intra-circuit conflict on meaning of criminal statute).

The reason is that a circuit itself can resolve such conflict without the need for the U.S. Supreme Court to become involved.