Monday, March 7, 2011

That appears to be it

Perhaps another amicus brief or two will appear on the Fourth Circuit's docket sheet for Case no. 11-1057 tomorrow morning. But for now, it looks as if we are done--with a mere 19 amicus filings, 18 supporting the United States and one in favor of neither party. (Amicus in support of Virginia will be due a week after Virginia's brief on the merits.) I will try to wade through the 300 to 400 pages of reading in the next couple of days and report back on anything particularly interesting.

By the way, the next important date in this litigation is potentially next Monday, when the United States is due to file its brief in opposition to Virginia's petition to the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari before judgment. The Supreme Court docket number for the case is 10-1014.