Court extends time for U.S. brief in Al-Marri case
The Supreme Court on Friday granted a Justice Department request to delay, until March 23, the filing of the federal government’s merits brief in Al-Marri v. Spagone (08-368). The brief previously had been due on Feb. 20, but the new Obama Administration sought additional time to review its position, as directed on Thursday by President Obama. The new schedule of briefing indicates that oral argument in the case will not be held until the sitting that begins April 20. (A post discussing the President’s action on the case can be read here.)
As of 1:30 p.m., the Court has issued no other orders on pending cases. It thus appears that the next release of orders will come next Monday.