At 10 a.m., 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. Charles A. Rothfeld of Washington, D.C., and Edwin S. Kneedler of the Solicitor General’s office will argue for the petitioner, and Robert A. Swift of Philadelphia will argue for the respondent. (For more on Kneedler, whose argument today marks his one-hundredth before the Court, see Marty’s post here.)

At 11 a.m., the Court is scheduled to hear argument in Rothgery v. Gillespie County (07-440), involving the point in criminal proceedings that triggers the right to counsel. Danielle Spinelli of Washington, D.C., will argue for the petitioner, and Gregory S. Coleman of Austin, Tex., will argue for the respondent.

In advance of the arguments, the Court is expected to release orders from the Justices’ private conference last Friday.

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