Today’s orders list is now available here. The Supreme Court agreed to hear argument in four cases today, filings for which are available after the jump.

Docket: 07-1090; 08-539
Case name: Republic of Iraq v. Beaty, et al.; Republic of Iraq, et al., v. Robert Simon, et al.
Issue: Whether U.S. Courts have jurisdiction over Iraq in claims involving alleged misdeeds that occurred during Saddam Hussein's regime.

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Docket: 07-1428; 08-328
Title: Ricci, et al. v. DeStefano, et al.
Issue: Whether municipalities may decline to certify results of an exam that would make disproportionately more white applicants eligible for promotion than minority applicants, due to fears that certifying the results would lead to charges of racial discrimination.

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Docket: 08-289; 08-294
Title: Horne v. Flores; Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives v. Flores
Issue: Whether the courts below improperly declined to modify an injunction against Arizona for failing to provide sufficient funding for non-English speaking school children.

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Docket: 08-322
Title: Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General, et al.
Issue: Whether the appellant is eligible to "bail out" from the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress provided sufficient justification of current voting discrimination when extended the requirement in 2006 for another twenty-five years.

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