The Supreme Court on Monday released the calendar of oral arguments for the sitting that begins October 6 — the first public session of the new Term.  A highlight of this sitting will be the argument on October 7 in Holt v. Hobbs, giving the Court another opportunity to rule on claims of religious freedom.

Following the jump is the day-by-day listing, with a summary of the issues at stake.  Arguments begin each day at 10 a.m.; each case is scheduled for one hour.

Monday, October 6:

Heien v. North Carolina — constitutionality of a traffic stop if the police made a mistake in believing a law had been broken

Public Employees’ Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS – deadline for filing class-action lawsuit claiming false information in the offer or sale of securities

Tuesday, October 7:

Holt v. Hobbs — legality under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of a prison system’s ban on an inmate’s half-inch beard, grown for religious reasons

Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens — requirement for notice that a class-action lawsuit is to be transferred to federal court for trial

Wednesday, October 8:

Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk — right to overtime pay for time spent in after-hours screening as a measure to prevent workplace theft

North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission — definition of a state agency’s right to share in the state government’s immunity from federal antitrust claims

Monday, October 13 — legal holiday; no arguments scheduled.

Tuesday, October 14:

Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado  — Review of challenges to a report by a Special Master on Kansas’s claim that Nebraska is using too much water from the Republican River, depriving Kansas users

Warger v. Shauers  — right to a new trial in federal court because of alleged dishonesty by a juror during the jury-selection process

Wednesday, October 15:

Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz  — authority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to independently review the claims made by an inventor in seeking a patent

Jennings v. Stephens — right of state prison inmate who wins in federal habeas in district court to raise a new issue when the state appeals

Posted in Featured, Merits Cases

Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, October arguments, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 14, 2014, 6:28 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/07/october-arguments-day-by-day-5/