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December 3, 2007

SCOTUS to finally issue opinions on Tuesday....

but my big question is whether Gall and Kimbrough are among those coming.  This post at SCOTUSblog provides the basics of what we know tonight:

According to the Court's official opinion line, tomorrow will see the release of one or more decisions from the Supreme Court.  If, as is widely expected, at least one of the decisions is a signed opinion disposing of an argued case, it will be the Court’s first this term... [W]hen the first signed opinion is released this term, it will be latest first opinion from an argued case since OT84, when Warren Burger was Chief Justice.

I doubt Chief Justice Roberts is eager to be following the administrative model set by CJ Burger, but all will be forgiven in my eyes if Gall and Kimbrough come soon and are effective opinions.

December 3, 2007 at 08:41 PM | Permalink


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The only criminal law opinion that came out this morning was in the Logan case, concerning a somewhat technical issue under the Armed Career Criminal Act. The opinion (Ginsburg, J.) was unanimous in favor of the government, but I'd wouldn't read a whole lot into it.


Posted by: Bill Otis | Dec 4, 2007 11:05:42 AM

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