Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Back to blogging

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.

--RR

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John R Sand & Gravel v US, No 06-1164 (argued Nov 6, 2007). The question presented is whether 28 USC 2501 (the statute of limitations for suits under the Tucker Act against the US) limits the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims. This question fits in your procedure and jurisdiction categories. Disclosure: I represent and argued for petitioner.

Posted by: Jeff Haynes | Jan 3, 2008 7:35:36 AM

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