November 7, 2014
Bobby Chen, Petitioner
Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland, et al
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan.
Motion of petitioner for leave to proceed in forma pauperis granted. Petition for writ of certiorari granted limited to the following question: " Whether, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m), a district court has discretion to extend the time for service of process absent a showing of good cause, as the Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits have held, or whether the district court lacks such discretion, as the Fourth Circuit has held?"