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October 29, 2012

Sandy requires SCOTUS to rework schedule for hearing two criminal cases

As reported here, the "Supreme Court of the United States will not convene on Tuesday, October 30 due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Sandy."  As a result, "oral arguments scheduled to be heard on October 30 have been rescheduled for Thursday, November 1."  As SCOTUSblog details here, two criminal cases are the ones rescheduled:

The two cases that will go over from Tuesday to Thursday are Chaidez v. United States (11-820), on retroactivity of the decision in Padilla v. Kentucky on required legal advice to clients when they are considering guilty pleas that may lead to their deportation from the United States, and Bailey v. United States (11-770), on whether police may detain a suspect away from the site of a search for which they have a warrant, while they carry out the search.

As of this writing, SCOTUS is still planning to be open and hear arguments in the two "dog-sniff" Fourth Amendment cases on Wednesday.  Orin Kerr has an astute preview of these cases in this lengthy post at The Volokh Conspiracy.

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