The Supreme Court will meet for conference today and is likely to an unknown number of cert petitions later this afternoon. Their reason for announcing granted cases today, as opposed to releasing them on Monday with the other orders, is that the court would like to hear those cases in April and the Justices would like to give counsel as much time as possible given the already shorted schedule.

If the court doesn’t release orders today and instead announces accepted cases on Monday, that would be an strong indication that it intends to hear only one week’s worth of cases in April and finish the term with fewer cases than it has in the past.


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