At conference on Friday, the Court is likely to accept a case or two and expedite the schedule to hear those cases during the April sitting. Because of the shortened time for preparation, the Court might opt to announce the accepted cases on Friday and release the remaining orders on Monday.

Tom Goldstein and co. have posted an interesting collection in their frequent ‘petitions to watch’ series. Keep in mind that the Solicitor General recommended the Court grant cert. in Republic of Iraq v. Beaty, et al.. The case centers around the jurisdiction of US courts in Iraq before the US invasion in 2003.


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