Tuesday 2 October 2007

The New Supreme Court Term

The first Monday in October is the first day in the new term of the Supreme Court. The coming year promises to be interesting. Some of the cases and issues will be -

Boumediene v. Bush - Guantanamo detainees
U.S. v. Williams - 'virtual' child pornography
Baze v. Rees - lethal injections (capital punishment)
Washington State Grange v. Washington State Republican Party - primary election rules
Indiana Democratic Party v Rokita - photo ID for voters

Details of the briefs can be found at http://www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/briefs/home.html

The following have some interesting background

The Court's calendar (showing when the Court is hearing arguments) is available at http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/07termcourtcalendar.pdf