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December calendar — day by day

The Supreme Court on Monday released the oral argument calendar for the session that begins Monday, Nov. 30, and ends Wednesday, Dec. 9.  The calendar can be downloaded here.

Here are the scheduled arguments, day by day, with a brief summary of the issues involved:

Mon., Nov. 30:

Graham County Soil & Water Conservation Dist. v. U.S. ex rel. Wilson (08-304) — scope of right to sue to recover false claims against the federal government

Merck & Co., Inc., et al. v. Richard Reynolds, et al. (08-905)– deadline for filing securities fraud lawsuit

Tuesday, Dec. 1:

Milavetz, Gallop, & Milavetz, P.A., et al. v. United States ; United States v. Milavetz, Gallop, & Milavetz, P.A., et al. (08-1119 and 08-1225) — Congress’ power to bar attorneys from advising debtors to take on more debt before filing for bankruptcy

United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa (08-1134) — standard for forgiving student loan debt in bankruptcy

Wednesday, Dec. 2:

Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, et al. (08-1151)limits on state authority to restore storm-eroded beaches or lakefronts

Monday, Dec. 7:

Free Enterprise Fund and Beckstead and Watts, LLP v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, et al. (08-861)– constitutionality of Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s creation of accounting review board

Florida v. Powell (08-1175)– police duty to expand “Miranda warnings” before questioning suspect

Tuesday, Dec. 8:

Black, et al. v. United States (08-876)– application of “honest services” fraud law to private conduct

Weyhrauch v. United States (08-1196) — proof needed in state official’s “honest services” fraud trial

Wednesday, Dec. 9:

Stolt-Nielsen S.A., et al. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp. (08-1198) — scope of right to arbitrate as class action