The Supreme Court heard three cases today, two in the morning and one in the afternoon. Hearing three cases in a day was a normal occurance back in the day (80s) but has now become a rather uncommon occurrence.

This is the first time this term that the Court has heard three cases in one day, but the court held three marathon sessions during the April 2007 sitting in order to fit 15 cases into that month (8-10 is the normal monthly total.)

The Court has a tendency to pack cases at the end of the term but actually does a better job of spreading the load than I expected. Here is a month-by-month breakdown:

OT2006 OT2007
October 9 9
November 12 10
December 10 8
January 10 12
February 7 7
March 8 12
April 15 12
Total 81 82


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