Yesterday the Court released the hearing list for the October sitting, which begins on Monday.  Lyle Denniston covered the release for this blog.

The Term’s first oral argument will be the reargument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.  Lyle Denniston previewed the case for this blog, while Faiza Patel and Amos Toh of the Brennan Center for Justice and Lawrence Hurley of California Lawyer also have previews. 

Other coverage focuses on the same-sex marriage cases; the Court has before it several petitions seeking review of the challenges to California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that the Second Circuit will hear arguments today in Windsor v. United States, in which the Southern District of New York struck down Section 3 of DOMA on the ground that it discriminated against married same-sex couples.  The plaintiffs and the Solicitor General have petitioned for cert. before judgment in the case, but the Court did not act on those petitions after the Long Conference on Monday.  Carolyn Lochhead and Bob Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as Brian Moulton of the Human Rights Campaign Blog and Lisa Keen of PrideSource, also have coverage of the background and procedural postures of the same-sex marriage cases.

Media Matters has released a report showing that “[p]rimetime news has largely overlooked the future ideological direction of the U.S. Supreme Court as a key election issue”; Jeremy Leaming has commentary at ACSblog .  Meanwhile, the Associated Press (via The Washington Post) reports on the likely impact of new appointees to the Court on gun laws.



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Recommended Citation: Cormac Early, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 27, 2012, 10:43 AM),