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SCOTUS Orders: A thin term for crim. law

The Supreme Court's Monday orders list is here.  No criminal cases were taken for full briefing and argument.  As noted here, there was summary reversal in one often-relisted habeas case, Hardy v. CrossWetzel v. Lambert and Cash v. Maxwell are still missing in action, but I wouldn't be surprised to see summary reversals in those two in January.

In a somewhat crime-related case, the Supreme Court took up the controversial Arizona immigration law in Arizona v. United States, No. 11-182.

It's shaping up to be one of the thinnest terms for criminal law I can remember over the last 25 years.  For the upcoming January argument calendar, there are five days of argument with 10 cases, and zero criminal/habeas cases.

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