At 10 a.m., the Court will release orders from the Justices’ private conference last Friday.

Following the release of any orders, the Court will hear argument in Iraq v. Beaty (07-1090) and Iraq v. Simon (08-539) , on foreign government immunity to lawsuits for actions of Saddam Hussein’s former regime. Jonathan S. Franklin of  Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in  Washington, D. C. will argue for 20 minutes for the Republic of Iraq. Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Assistant to the Solicitor General, will argue for 10 minutes for the United States as amicus curiae in support of the petitioners. Thomas C. Goldstein, of Akin Gump in Washington and of this blog, will argue for the respondents.

At 11 a.m., the Court will hear argument in Horne v. Flores (08-289) and Speaker of the Arizona House v. Flores (08-294), on Arizona’s power to control English language instruction. Kenneth W. Starr of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles will argue for the petitioners. Sri Srinivasan of O’Melveny & Meyers LLP in Washington will argue for 20 minutes for the respondents. Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General will argue for 10 minutes for the United States as amicus curiae in support of the respondents.

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