December arguments, day by day
on Oct 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm
The Supreme Court on Friday released the calendar of oral arguments for the December sitting, which begins on Monday, November 30. Three high-profile cases will be among those scheduled: the affirmative action case from the University of Texas, and two cases on the “one person, one vote” issue.
All of the arguments will be in the morning sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. The daily schedules, with a summary of the issue in each case, follows the jump.
Monday, November 30:
Mussachio v. United States — effect of incorrect trial jury instruction that does not match the crime charged; also, availability of statute-of-limitations defense if first raised on appeal
Green v. Brennan — time limit for a federal employee to file a workplace grievance claiming constructive discharge from the job
Tuesday, December 1:
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith v. Manning — federal court authority to decide a securities case filed initially in state court
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States — deadline for Indian tribe to file a claim for underpayment of funds on a federal contract.
Wednesday, December 2:
Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance — federal preemption of state government authority to collect data on health insurance claims
Monday, December 7:
Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians — authority of Indian tribal court to try a case against a non-Indian business
Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt — plea to overrule Nevada v. Hall decision allowing a state to be sued in another state’s courts (review limited to questions 2 and 3 in petition)
Tuesday, December 8:
Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission — claims of “one person, one vote” and partisan gerrymandering violations in state legislative districting
Evenwel v. Abbott — definition of population measure to be used in election redistricting to satisfy “one person, one vote” principle
Wednesday, December 9:
Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin — new review of constitutionality of the use of race in public university admissions policy (Justice Elena Kagan is recused)