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This morning the Justices will hear oral arguments in two cases.  In Shapiro v. McManus, the question presented is whether a district judge can dismiss a complaint for failure to state a claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) without referring the case for consideration by a three-judge panel.  Howard Wasserman previewed the case for us, with other coverage coming from Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post (who focuses on the plaintiff in the case), Victor Li of the ABA Journal, and Mark Denton and Reymond Yammine for Cornell’s Legal Information Institute.  Commentary comes from Lorran Hart Ferguson at the University of Kentucky Election Law Society

And in Bruce v. Samuels, the question before the Court is whether an indigent prisoner who files a lawsuit in federal court must make monthly installment payments on the filing fees totaling twenty percent of his monthly income, or instead twenty percent of his monthly income per case.  I previewed the case for this blog, with other coverage coming from Nicole Greenstein and Gerard Salvatore at Cornell’s Legal Information Institute.

Coverage of and commentary on Monday’s oral arguments continue.  Marcia Coyle reported on the oral arguments in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins for the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), with commentary coming from Justin Sadowsky at Dubitante.  And Steven Mazie discusses the argument in Foster v. Chatman at The Economist.


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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 4, 2015, 6:58 AM),