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July 30, 2007

Some SCOTUS summer fun

SCOTUSblog has reports on the Supreme Court's activity today in conjunction with its issuance of its first orders of the summer.  This post notes that today's orders list "consist[ed] mainly of denials of rehearing," but that the Court took no action on the rehearing request in Rita (basics here).  Might the Justices be seriously considering asking the SG to file a response to Victor Rita's rehearing petition?

Also, this post reports on the high Court's release of it "argument calendar for its opening sitting beginning on Oct. 1, the first day of the new Term."  The calender shows that the two big post-Booker cases, Gall and Kimbrough, will be head on Tuesday, Oct. 2.  Also of interest, five of the nine case to be heard during start of the SCOTUS term are criminal justice cases.

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