Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:
The Aransas Project v. Shaw 14-1138Issue: (1) Whether the court of appeals below inappropriately engaged in de novo review of district court factfindings that should be reviewed for clear error, evidencing a pattern of appellate overreach that calls for the exercise of this Court’s supervisory power, as urged by several members of the Fifth Circuit in recent dissents; and (2) whether ordinary standards of proximate cause are satisfied by a foreseeable chain of events, even if it involves intervening actors and forces of nature, as the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits have held, or whether the presence of “contingencies” and “unpredictable” forces of nature renders proximate cause lacking as a matter of law, as the Fifth Circuit held below.

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