For the second day this week, the Court will release one or more opinions this morning starting at 10.  We will launch our LiveBlog around 9:50 a.m.  After opinions, the Justices will hear oral argument in two cases:

~10 a.m. "” In Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder (09-60), the Court will consider whether a person convicted under state law for simple drug possession (a federal misdemeanor) has been "convicted" of an "aggravated felony" on the theory that he could have been prosecuted for recidivist simple possession (a federal felony).  Anna Christensen of Howe & Russell previews the case below.

~11 a.m. "” In Robertson v. U.S. ex rel. Watson (08-6261), the question presented is whether an action for criminal contempt in a congressionally created court may constitutionally be brought in the name of a private person, rather than in the name of the United States.  Harvard Law School student James Bickford discusses the case here.

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