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The Week Ahead

Eight cases are scheduled for oral argument this week (links direct to our sister site,

Mon., Nov. 2:

Jones v. Harris Associates (08-586) – standard of legality of investment advisors’ fees
Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Insurance Co. (08-1008) – state courts’ power to limit class action lawsuits in federal courts
Beard v. Kindler (08-992) – enforcement of state procedural rule in federal habeas

Tues., Nov. 3:

NRG Power Marketing v. Maine Public Utilities (08-674) – standard of legality of wholesale electric rates
Schwab v. Reilly (08-538) – valuation of property a bankrupt debtor may retain
Hemi Group v. City of New York (08-969) – city government right to use civil RICO lawsuit to collect cigarette taxes

Wed., Nov. 4:

Pottawattamie County v. McGhee (08-1065) – liability of prosecutors for arranging false testimony
Wood v. Allen (08-9156) – scope of federal court review of facts in state criminal proceeding

On Friday the Justices will hold their private conference, orders from which are expected to be released on Monday, November 9.