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We expect the Justices to issue one or more opinions in argued cases this morning at 10 a.m.  But the case that drew the most attention yesterday may well be the dispute between Argentina and holders of the country’s defaulted bonds, which the Justices are scheduled to consider at their Conference later today.  (Please note that we do not expect the Justices to issue orders from their Conference until Monday at 9:30 a.m.; that would be the earliest that we would expect to hear anything about the Argentina case.)  Lyle Denniston had the full story on Argentina’s “bond saga” in a “Made simple” post for this blog; other coverage comes from Ken Parks and Matt Day of The Wall Street Journal, Linette Lopez of Business Insider, who describes the dispute as the “finance case of the decade,” Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, and Michael Warren and Luis Andres Henao of the Associated Press (via ABC News).


  • In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse criticizes the Court’s announcement on Monday that it will not review Cunningham v. Pennsylvania, in which it had been asked to consider whether its decision in Miller v. Alabama, holding that the Constitution prohibits a sentence of life without parole for a juvenile convicted of murder unless there is consideration of individual mitigating circumstances, applies on collateral review.
  • At the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text and History Blog, Emily Phelps recounts the testimony of North Carolina state senator Floyd McKissick at last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform in light of the Chief Justice’s comments on donor influence in McCutcheon v. FEC.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 12, 2014, 7:52 AM),