The Supreme Court released an orders list today (here) and they accepted three new cases.

    Carcieri v. Kempthorne – Whether or not the federal government must afford Indian Tribes that are not officially recognized the same protections they offer officially recognized tribes. (Petition for Cert.)
    Arizona v. Gant – The Court accepted review on this questions only: “Does the Fourth Amendment require law enforcement officers to demonstrate a threat to their safety or a need to preserve evidence related to the crime of arrest in order to justify a warrantless vehicular search incident to arrest conducted after the vehicle’s recent occupants have been arrested and secured?”
    Chrones v. Pulido – The Court is asked to rule on the implications of incorrect jury instructions on the deliverance of federal habeas release.(Circuit Court Decision, analysis of that opinion here)

The Court will hear each of these cases next term, presumably in October or November.

The Court also rejected Texas’ application participate in Oral Arguments on behalf of Heller (divided argument) in the 2nd Amendment case DC v. Heller but did accept the Solicitor General’s application to participate in a separate 15-minute questioning session. This gives the DC-side 45 minutes of examination to Heller’s 30 minutes.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Random Posts

  • Four 8-1 Decisions in One Day: The Supreme Court released four opinions today, and each was 8-1. You can find all of the opinions here. CompuCredit v. Greenwood, a case...
  • Term Index Updated: I've updated the Term Case Index to reflect the four opinions handed down this week. Earlier today I released opinion authorship statistics ...
  • New OT08 Term Stats : With 43 opinions released, the Court has now released just over half of the opinions it will release for the term. Lets take a look at some ...
  • Justice Ginsburg and the Future of the Court: One can only hope that Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) horded the tasteless Intrade contract for "Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Be Next Justice to Depar...
  • Solicitor General Record During OT08: I compiled the SG's win-loss record during OT08 in four different scenarios: When it took part in a case as Petitioner, when it took part as...