The Supreme Court on Monday released the schedule of oral arguments for the first sitting of the new Term, starting Monday, Oct. 3.   The Court will hold afternoon argument sessions on two of the five days of arguments in this sitting.  Morning arguments begin at 10 a.m.; afternoon, at 1 p.m.

Following are the arguments, day by day, with a summary of the issues involved:

Monday, Oct 3:

Douglas v. Independent Living Center (09-958) — right of patients and care providers to sue to challenge state cuts in Medicaid benefits (review limited to one question; coonsolidated with 09-1158 and 10-283 for one hour of oral argument)

Reynolds v . U.S. (10-6549) — right to sue to challenge federal sex-offender registration law and its retroactive effect (review limited to one question)

Tuesday, Oct. 4:

Maples v. Thomas (10-63) — right to pursue federal habeas despite state proecedural flaw that was not the fault of the death-row inmate (review limited to one question)

Martinez v. Ryan (10-1001) — constitutional right of convicted individual to have a lawyer in federal court to challenge the performance of the defense lawyer at a state trial

1 p.m.  Howes v . Fields (10-680) — scope of right to Miranda warnings for jail or prison inmate being questioned about a different crime

Wednesday, Oct. 5:

Hosanna-Tabor Church v. EEOC (10-553) — scope of religious “ministers exception” to federal workplace discrimination laws

Golan v. Holder (10-545) — challenge to Congress’s power to restore copyrights that have expired (Justice Kagan is recused)

Monday, Oct. 10 — legal holiday, no arguments

Tuesday, Oct. 11:

Pacific Operators Offshore v. Valladolid 10-507) — scope of compensation for oil company workers injured or killed while employed on the Outer Continental Shelf

CompuCredit v. Greenwood (10-948) — rght to sue vs. arbitration of consumer disputes with credit repair organizations

1 p.m.  Greene v. Fisher (10-637) — date for establishing controlling Supreme Court decisional law for federal habeas purposes

Wednesday, Oct. 12:

Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders (10-945) — constitutionality of police strip-searches of all persons arrested

Judulang v. U.S. (10-694) — traveling abroad as a disqualification of a permanent resident alien to return to the U.S. after committing a crime

Posted in Merits Cases

Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, October argument calendar, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 18, 2011, 10:05 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/07/october-argument-calendar-day-by-day/