Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Supreme Court Preview: What is in store for October Term 2013?

At the National Press Club on October 2, the Federalist Society hosted Michael A. Carvin, Mary Beth Buchanan, Megan L. Brown, Neal K. Katyal, and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz to discuss the 2013 Supreme Court Term with moderator Jan Crawford of CBS News.  Among the noteworthy cases on the agenda were Bond v. United States, involving the Treaty Power and the structural limits of federal authority, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, in which the Court will consider whether the Constitution allows a state to ban the use of affirmative action in its public universities, National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a challenge to the president’s recess appointments to the NLRB, Town of Greece v. Galloway, in which the Court will return to the issue of legislative prayer, and McCutcheon v. FEC, a challenge to the aggregate cap on campaign contributions.

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