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March argument calendar, day by day

Tihe Supreme Court on Monday released the oral argument calendar for the session that begins Monday, March 23.  The Court will hear only one case a day at each of the public sittings, in keeping with the plan to have more cases argued earlier in the Term.  Here are the scheduled cases, day by day, with a summary of the questions to be reviewed (click on the case title to view briefs and documents in each case on ScotusWIKI):

Mon., March 23

Yeager v. U.S. (08-67) — bar to re-trial after partial acquittal

Tues., March 24

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (08-205) — constitutionality of limit on right to broadcast campaign film attacking a presidential candidate; validity of disclosure rules

Wed., March 25

U.S. v. Denedo (08-267) — military appeals court jurisdiction over ex-service member’s case

Mon., March 30

Travelers Indemnity v. Bailey (08-295) and Common Law Settlement Counsel v. Bailey (08-307), consolidated for one hour of argument — bankruptcy court power to bar related lawsuits

Tues., March 31

Gross v. FBL Financial Services (08-441) — proof required in “mixed motive” job bias case

Wed., April 1

Polar Tankers v. City of Valdez (08-310) — validity of city property tax on large vessels from out-of-state that use its harbor