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January argument calendar, day by day

The Supreme Court on Monday released the schedule of oral arguments for the sitting that begins on January 13.  The first case to be heard will be the constitutional test of the President’s power to appoint federal officials during recesses of the U.S. Senate.

Following the jump, the cases are listed day by day, with a brief summary of the issues involved.  Morning sessions begin at 10 a.m., afternoons at 1 p.m.

Monday, January 13:

12-1281National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning — President’s power to make appointments during Senate recesses

12-5196Law v. Siegel — bankruptcy trustee’s authority to impose a penalty on a debtor for misconduct during the proceeding

Tuesday, January 14:

12-1200Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison — whether consent of one of the litigants in a bankruptcy case excuses the lack of constitutional power of a bankruptcy judge to rule on core issues

12-1173Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States — federal government’s option to reclaim ownership of the lands under railroad rights-of-way after they have been abandoned by railroads


12-1408United States v. Quality Stores — whether a business firm that shuts down, and its laid-off workers, must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes (Justice Elena Kagan is not taking part)

Wednesday, January 15:

12-1168McCullen v. Coakley — constitutionality of state law banning anti-abortion protesters near clinics; alternative question on continuing validity of Hill v. Colorado (2000)

12-1371United States v. Castleman — definition of the crime of having a gun after being convicted of domestic violence

Monday, January 20 — legal holiday; no arguments

Tuesday, January 21:

11-681Harris v. Quinn — state power to require home-care providers to pay fees to a labor union to represent them before state agencies

12-1315Petrella v. Metro-Goldwin-Mayer — whether a copyright claim is barred by failure to promptly pursue it in court


12-9490Navarette v. California — police authority to stop a vehicle based upon an anonymous tip of drunken or reckless driving

Wednesday, January 22:

12-8561Paroline v. United States — scope of federal court power to order restitution as a remedy to a victim of child pornography

12-1493 Abramski v. United States — proof needed to show a violation of the federal law against “straw purchasers” of guns

Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, January argument calendar, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 4, 2013, 12:13 PM),