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The Week Ahead

The Court is in recess for the summer. The opening conference for next term will take place September 29. Oral arguments will resume October 6.

On Wednesday, the state of Louisiana is to file a brief of up to 4,500 words expressing its views on the merits of the issue raised its petition for rehearing in Kennedy v. Louisiana (07-343), the opinion striking down use of the death penalty for child rape. The Court’s briefing order is available here, and a post containing the briefs filed last week by Kennedy and the United States is available here.

Supreme Court preview panels will be hosted on Monday by Georgetown University Law Center, on Tuesday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and on Wednesday by the American Constitution Society. For details on the panels, click here.

No merits briefs for petitioners or respondents are due this week.