This week at the Supremes: At Tuesday’s conference, the Supremes will consider the cert petition in Smith v. United States, No. 10-18. The Court isn’t expected to announce the results of Tuesday’s conference until Monday, 29 November, so we’ll likely have to wait until then to learn whether Smith will become the first servicemember’s cert petition in 14 years to be granted. Smith is one of 19 cert petitions distributed for Tuesday’s conference that are on SCOTUSblog’s “Upcoming Petitions We’re Watching” list. Far more clear than Smith‘s fate is that of my cert petition in Nerad v. United States, No. 10-532, which will be in the cert denied portion of next Monday’s order list. The SG waived the United States’ right to respond and the Court hasn’t called for a response. For those of you following birther issues beyond the Lakin court-martial, Mario Apuzzo’s guano crazy cert petition in Kerchner v. Obama, No. 10-436, stands in the same procedural posture and will meet the same fate.
This week at CAAF: CAAF isn’t hearing oral arguments this week; arguments resume on 1 December.
This week at the CCAs: None of the CCA websites lists an oral argument for this week.