The Week Ahead
On Monday, the Court will be closed in observance of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Tuesday, the Court will be closed for Inauguration Day.
On Wednesday, the Court will release the remaining orders from the Justices’ private conference on Friday, as well as hear argument in:
- Corley v. United States (07-10441), involving the suppression of voluntary confessions.
- Kansas v. Ventris (07-1356), involving prosecutors’ ability to impeach witnesses with statements obtained in violation of Miranda v. Arizona.
- Nken v. Mukasey (08-681), involving the standard reviewing courts should use to stay an alien’s order of removal.
On Friday, the Justices will hold a private conference, orders from which are expected to be released the following Monday.
The petitioner’s merits brief is due Wednesday in al-Marri v. Pucciarelli (08-368). The respondent’s merits brief is due Wednesday in Rivera v. Illinois (07-9995), Thursday in Hawaii, et al. v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, et al. (07-1372), and Friday in Flores-Figueroa v. United States (08-108) and Arthur Andersen LLP, et al. v. Carlisle, et al. (08-146). (Links above direct to case pages on SCOTUSwiki.)