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…But maybe Citizens United Tomorrow?

Posted in Anticipation by Mike Sacks on January 20, 2010

From SCOTUSBlog: “The Court has announced that it expects to issue one or more opinions in argued cases on Thursday.”

The Supreme Court will hold a special public session on Thursday at 10 a.m., the Court announced at the close of this morning’s oral arguments.  Although no purpose for the sitting was specified, no arguments are scheduled, so it almost certainly will be to release opinions — perhaps the long-awaited ruling on campaign finance regulation. Such sessions are highly unusual, but so is the campaign finance case, involving a major constitutional controversy.

If the Court is planning to issue the ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (08-205), it presumably will be doing so to make some gesture to satisfy Congress’s mandate that cases testing the constitutionality of campaign finance laws are to be given expedited treatment.

On the one day I have a morning class…gah!

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  1. Miguel said, on January 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    If this is the big Sotomayor dissent you’ve been dreaming of, Mike, how can you possibly let a morning class stop you from this session? Particularly if she reads it from the bench!!


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