The Week Ahead
On Monday, the Court is scheduled to hear argument in Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel (06-1204), involving a dispute over assets of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, and Rothgery v. Gillespie County (07-440), involving the point in criminal proceedings that triggers the right to counsel. In advance of the argument, the Justices are expected to release orders from their private conference last Friday.
On Tuesday, the Court is scheduled to hear argument in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), involving a Second Amendment challenge to the District’s firearms regulations. The argument is scheduled to last 75 minutes, and will be rebroadcast on CSPAN shortly after its conclusion.
On Wednesday, the Court is scheduled to hear argument in Richlin Security Service v. Chertoff (06-1717), involving the rate at which paralegal services should be compensated for prevailing parties awarded attorneys’ fees, and Chamber of Commerce v. Brown (06-939), involving whether states may bar employers from using public money to influence the outcome of union organizing campaigns.
On Friday, the Justices are scheduled to hold a private conference. To view our list of petitions to watch, click here.
No petitioners’ merits briefs are due this week. Respondents’ merits briefs are due Wednesday in in Davis v. FEC (07-320), Taylor v. Sturgell (07-371), Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture (07-474), and Giles v. California (07-6053).
(All case links above direct to case pages on SCOTUSwiki.)