The Supreme Court on Tuesday released the calendar of oral arguments for the two-week sitting that begins November 4, showing a hearing date for November 6 for the major new test case on church-government relations, Town of Greece v. Galloway.  There will be afternoon arguments on two of the five hearing days.  Morning arguments begin at 10 a.m., with the afternoon argument following at 1 p.m.

After the jump, the arguments are listed day by day, with a brief summary of the issues at stake.

Monday, November 4:

12-574Walden v. Fiore — federal court jurisdiction over an out-of-state police officer for conduct in the other state

12-417 Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corporation — definition of “changing clothes” in workplace under federal wage-and-hour law (granted limited to Question 1)

Tuesday, November 5:

12-158 — Bond v. United States — limits on Congress’s power to pass a criminal law to enforce a global treaty

12-815Sprint Communications v. Jacobs — federal court duty to avoid ruling when the same dispute is pending in a state proceeding

1 p.m. argument:

12-1128Medtronic Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. — burden of proof when patent licensee seeks to challenge validity of the patent

Wednesday, November 6:

12-696Town of Greece v. Galloway — constitutionality of prayers to open local government meetings

12-1036 Mississippi v. AU Optronics Corp. — state right to trial in a state court of a mass action case that will benefit consumers in the state

Monday, November 11: No arguments — legal holiday

Tuesday, November 12:

12-895Rosemond v. United States — proof needed for aiding and abetting the firing of a gun during a drug crime

12-7515Burrage v. United States — proof required for the federal crime of distributing heroin that results in death (granted limited to Questions 1 and 2)

1 p.m. argument:

12-3Lawson v. FMR LLC — scope of retaliation protection for contractors’ employees under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Wednesday, November 13:

12-99UNITE HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall — legality under federal law of management-union neutrality pact, permitting union organizing in return for forfeiting the right to picket or boycott

12-7822Fernandez v. California — right of police to enter a home without a warrant if one occupant consents and the other objects; also, whether objecting tenant must be present

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Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, November arguments, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 20, 2013, 4:57 PM),