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October arguments, day by day

The Supreme Court on Wednesday released the schedule of oral arguments for the opening session of its next Term, beginning on Monday, October 5.   The daily schedule, with a brief description of the issues involved in each hearing, follows the jump.

Arguments begin each morning at 10 a.m.   No afternoon arguments are scheduled for this sitting.

Monday, October 5:

OBB Personenverkehr AG v. Sachs — right to sue U.S. agent of a foreign government for overseas accident involving a foreign state agency

Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymond– validity of Federal Reserve Board definition of borrowers who are protected by federal credit law against discrimination based on marital status

Tuesday, October 6:

Ocasio v. United States — proof needed to convict a public official for criminal extortion under the Hobbs Act

DirecTV v. Imburgia — application of state law in an arbitration proceeding governed by the Federal Arbitration Act

Wednesday, October 7:

Kansas v. Gleason and two cases titled Kansas v. Carr — standard of proof on mitigating circumstances in a capital case (consolidated for one hour of oral argument)

Kansas v. Carr (two cases titled the same) — validity of a joint capital sentencing proceeding for two brothers tried under separate murder charges  (consolidated for one hour of oral argument)

Monday, October 12 (Legal holiday; no arguments)

Tuesday, October 13:

Montgomery v. Louisiana — retroactivity of Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabamalimiting state power to sentence minors convicted of murder to life without parole; also, question of the Court’s jurisdiction

Hurst v. Florida — constitutionality of Florida’s death sentencing scheme under the Sixth and Eighth Amendments

Wednesday, Oct. 14:

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association and Enernoc v. Electric Power Supply Association — validity of FERC rule in regulating payments by wholesale energy suppliers to retail users to induce reduction in power consumption at peak periods of use; also, whether FERC rule was invalid as arbitrary (Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., is recused)

Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez — effect of complete settlement offer on federal court jurisdiction over individual and class-action claims; also, scope of government contractor immunity from lawsuit




Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, October arguments, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 29, 2015, 1:15 PM),