A SHAKEN-UP SESSION WEEK
[Posted November 3, 2010] As you probably know, this week the Supreme Court is in session, considering a slate of 31 arguments (including several that appear to have been consolidated). The caseload is spread out over five days instead of the four weve often seen lately, for a couple of reasons. First, 31 cases is a lot; the court has been considering more like 25-28 in recent sessions. Second, this afternoon, a whole slew of baby lawyers are getting sworn in after having passed the July Bar Examination.
Normally, opinion day is the Friday of session week. But this week, the court will hand down opinions tomorrow, Thursday the 4th. That means Ill start posting analysis tomorrow morning of the decisions from cases argued in September. As I recall the September argument docket, you can expect a lot of criminal-law decisions.