At 10 a.m., the Court may release one or more opinions in pending cases. We will provide coverage of any developments.

Following the release of any opinions, the Court will hear argument in Montejo v. Louisiana (07-1529), involving interrogation and the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants. Donald Verrilli of Washington, D.C., will argue for the petitioner, and Kathryn Landry of Baton Rouge, La., will argue for the respondent.

At 11 a.m., the Court will hear argument in Vermont v. Brillon (08-88), involving the Speedy Trial Act and delays caused by public defenders. Christina Rainville of the Vermont Attorney’s office and Leondra Kruger of the Solicitor General’s office will argue for the petitioner, and William Nelson, Middlebury, Vt., will argue for the respondent.

At 1 p.m., the Court will hear argument in Knowles v. Mirzayance (07-1315), involving an ineffective assistance of counsel claim over a recommendation to withdraw a plea of insanity. Steven Mercer of the California Attorney General’s Office will argue for the petitioner, and Charles Sevilla, of San Diego, Cal., will argue for the respondent.

We will post links to transcripts of the arguments as soon as they are available.

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