With a little over a week left in this Term, there are 10 merits opinions left to be released. The Court will hold its next public session on Monday at 10 a.m.  The last scheduled day of the Term is Monday, June 29. Below are links to SCOTUSWiki pages, where case filings, oral argument transcripts, analysis and summaries can be found.

From the November sitting:

Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts (07-591), on whether a state forensic analyst's laboratory report prepared for use in a criminal prosecution is "testimonial" evidence.

From the January sitting:

Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, et al. and Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, et al. (07-984/07-990), on whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may not issue a permit for discharge of fill material otherwise subject to effluent limitations under Sections 301 or 306 of the Clean Water Act.

From the February sitting:

Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et al. v. Townsend (08-214), on whether a seaman may recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

From the March sitting:

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (08-205), on whether federal campaign finance laws apply to a critical film about former presidential candidate Sec. Hillary R. Clinton intended to be shown in theaters and on-demand to cable subscribers.

From the April sitting: 

Horne v. Flores; Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives v. Flores (08-289 and 08-294), on whether the courts below improperly declined to modify an injunction against Arizona for failing to provide sufficient funding for non-English speaking school children.

Safford United School District #1 v. Redding (08-479), on whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits public school officials from conducting a strip search of a student suspected of possessing and distributing a prescription drug on campus in violation of school policy.

Ricci, et al. v. DeStefano, et al. (07-1428 and 08-328), on whether municipalities may decline to certify results of an exam that would make disproportionately more white applicants eligible for promotion than minority applicants, due to fears that certifying the results would lead to charges of racial discrimination.

Forest Grove School District v. T. A. (08-305), on whether parents of a student who has never previously received special education services from a school district may be eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for reimbursement of private school tuition

Cuomo v. The Clearing House Ass'n, L.L.C. (08-453), on whether 12 USC § 484 and 12 CFR § 7.4000 prohibit measures taken by the New York State Attorney General to enforce state fair lending law against national banks by subjecting those entities to "visitorial powers."

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Eric Holder, Jr, Attorney General, et al. (08-322), on whether the appellant is eligible to "bail out" from the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress provided sufficient justification of current voting discrimination when extended the requirement in 2006 for another twenty-five years.

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