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March 26, 2006

Pondering the re-argument in Kansas v. Marsh

Last month in this post, I expressed surprise that the Supreme Court did not order re-argument in any of the capital cases that were first argued before Justice Alito's arrival.  However, as detailed by SCOTUSblog and How Appealing, the Court on Friday did decide it needed re-argument in Kansas v. Marsh(posts here and here provide some background ).  This AP story about the reargument order, as well as reactions from folks in Kansas.

Because I am not an expert on the internal deliberations of the Court, I cannot provide any educated speculation as to why the Court has only now decided it needs Justice Alito's help to resolve this case.   Perhaps readers might suggest theories about what's happened in Marsh in the comments.

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