The Court returns from a two-week-long recess today and will issue orders this morning.  Opinions are expected both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Court will also hear oral arguments this week, according to the schedule below:

Monday, April 19:

  • Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (08-1371) "” funding for religious student organizations that require members to share their religious views
  • City of Ontario v. Quon (08-1332) "” right of privacy for public employee’s text messages by government-issued pagers

Tuesday, April 20:

  • Dolan v. United States (09-367) "” federal judges' power to order restitution for crime victims

Wednesday, April 21:

  • Krupski v. Costa Crociere (09-337) "” right to file an amended complaint in a federal court case to correct the identity of a party

This week the petitioner’s merits brief is due on Friday in Los Angeles County v. Humphries (09-350).  In addition, petitioners in all four of the cases to be argued next week must file their reply briefs, if they choose to file any, according to the following schedule of deadlines:

  • Mon., April 19: Rent-A-Center v. Jackson (09-497), Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. (09-448)
  • Tues., April 20: Monsanto Company v. Geertson Seed Farms (09-475)
  • Wed., April 21: Doe No. 1 v. Reed (09-559)

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