Monday, April 18, 2011

Supreme Court apparently takes no action

I just scanned the order list, and it appears that the Supreme Court did nothing with Virginia's petition. This could mean that a justice is writing a dissent from the denial; or that a justice is writing a statement respecting denial; or that a potential fourth justice to grant is unsure and needs more time; or even that the Court is unsure whether to deny or dismiss the petition (for lack of jurisdiction). We just don't know. And it is not obvious when we will find out, though the next most likely date is Monday, the next day scheduled for the release of an order list.