Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Butt v. Utah

I regret to say that the Court refused to hear Butt v. Utah, the cert petition that I’ve blogged about before. Unfortunate, especially since I got my hopes up a bit — the Court called for the record, and then relisted the case, which is often a sign that it’s paying attention. But if you want to be a litigator, you need to know how to deal with disappointment, especially when you’re filing cert petitions.

In any event, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the people who helped me with my petition:

Though the Court denied certiorari, I very much enjoyed working on the petition, and learned a good deal from the experience; and I was very glad to have the help of all these people in the process.