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October argument calendar, day by day

The Supreme Court on Monday released the list of cases to be argued during the first sitting of the next Term, opening on October 7.  Two major cases are among those to be heard in that session: a new test of Congress’s power to regulate campaign donations, and a test of the power of a state’s voters to ban the use of race in college admissions.  The calendar can be seen here.

After the jump, the cases are listed day by day, with brief descriptions of the issues involved.  Morning arguments begin at 10 a.m.; afternoon arguments at 1 p.m.

Monday, October 7:

12-872 — Madigan v. Levin worker’s right to bring age bias claim directly under the Constitution

12-79 —  Chadbourne & Parke v. Troice (together with 12-86 and 12-88) right to bring securities fraud class-action lawsuit based on state law without a direct link to market securities (three petitions consolidated for one hour of argument)

Tuesday, October 8:

12-536McCutcheon v. FEC — constitutionality of two-year ceiling on campaign donations to federal candidates

12-414Burt v. Titlow — clarification of defense lawyers’ obligation to client during plea-bargaining

Wednesday , October 9:

12-562 United States v. Woods — IRS’s power to assess a penalty on a tax shelter for underpayment of taxes (also, question added by the Court on jurisdiction)

12-929Atlantic Marine Construction v. U.S. District Court-Texas — enforcement of contract clause on the place where disputes will be decided

Monday, October 14 — legal holiday; no arguments

Tuesday, October 15:

11-965DaimlerChrysler v. Baumanlimit on jurisdiction of a court to decide a lawsuit against a corporation located elsewhere; sufficiency of contacts

12-729Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance — deadline to seek review of ERISA disability benefits denial

1 p.m. argument:

12-682Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action — constitutionality of state ban on public colleges’ use of race in admissions (Justice Elena Kagan is recused)

Wednesday, Oct. 16:

12-609Kansas v. Cheever — scope of prosecutors’ power to put on a doctor’s mental evaluation of the accused to counter a claim of mental incapacity to commit a crime

12-464Kaley v. United States — right to a hearing to challenge the basis for potential forfeiture of criminal proceeds


Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, October argument calendar, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 23, 2013, 4:36 PM),