Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit held the fleeting honor of having its decision featured on SCOTUSblog’s Petition of the Day. In United States of America v. City of Loveland, Ohio (PDF), Case No. 10-3116 (6th Cir. Sept. 15, 2010), the Sixth Circuit upheld the district court’s federal question jurisdiction based on a complaint for declaratory judgment which requested that the district court enforce its consent decree. The City of Loveland’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United State’s Supreme Court (PDF) identifies the issue of, among others, whether a state law claim raises a substantial federal question such that the action “arises under” federal law when it entails the application of settled federal law to the specific facts of the state-law case.
Stay tuned for whether the Supreme Court accepts this Petition of the Day.