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November 5, 2007

Are we days or weeks (or months) away from a ruling in Gall and Kimbrough?

Over at SCOTUSblog, Jason Harrow asks in this post "When Will the First Opinion Be Released?".  Here is a snippet:

Tomorrow or Wednesday, however, are possibilities for the issuance of the Court’s first signed opinions of the term, as is one week from tomorrow, 11/13 (Monday being a legal holiday). That is the last possible day until the first Tuesday of the “December” sitting, which is November 27. Other possible opinion days in calendar year 2007 are 11/28, 12/4, 12/5, and 12/10.

Especially because was very bad at predicting when we'd get a decision in Booker, I am not going to venture any guesses as to when exactly we should expect to see Gall and Kimbrough.  However, Jason's post has me thinking it will come sometime in 2007.

Anyone dare predicts the date(s) and author(s) of Gall and Kimbrough?

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I predict that the author will either be Stevens or Breyer (depending on how they come out). I further predict that we will not see either opinion this calendar year. That is because there will be at least 1 concurrence and at least 1 dissent.

Posted by: da_2_b | Nov 5, 2007 10:52:55 PM

Careful, Doug -- people have been known to go completely insane trying to play that game.

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Nov 6, 2007 2:02:40 AM

I've been betting on December. Not like they don't know what they think about these cases.

Posted by: David in NY | Nov 6, 2007 11:17:13 AM

What do you think the outcome will be? Will they decide to give a judge more freedom?

Posted by: | Nov 6, 2007 12:33:11 PM

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