Wednesday, January 2, 2008
There's no better tool for tracking the Supreme Court's docket than the StatPack posted over at SCOTUSblog. Looking at the cert-granted cases, am I correct in concluding that this will be a slow year for procedure and jurisdiction decisions? While I'm sure the Court will resolve some intertwined procedural and jurisdictional issues, the main issues suggest that this year's annual casebook $upplements will be light. Here are a few issues as framed in the StatPack that might interest our readers:
- Gonzalez v. US: Waiver of right to Art. III judge to preside over jury selection when counsel agreed to have a U.S. magistrate instead.
- Sprint v. Mendelsohn: Admissibility of "me,too" testimony in age discrimination suits
- Boumediene v. Bush: Constitutional jurisdiction over habeas petitions from Guantanamo detainees
- Addition from the comments (thanks, Jeff): John R. Sand & Gravel v. US: Whether 28 U.S.C. s2501 limits the subject-matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims.