No oral arguments are scheduled and no non-capital orders are expected to be issued from the Court this week. The Justices will next convene for their private conference on January 9. Oral arguments will resume January 12.

Merits briefs are due for the petitioners on Monday in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al. (08-22), Abuelhawa v. United States (08-192) and Dean v. United States (08-5274). No merits briefs are due for respondents this week.

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