The highlight of the November sitting will actually occur on October 31, when the court hears the two Students for Fair Admissions cases. The two cases were originally consolidated, but as Justice Jackson is recused from the Harvard case, they were split so that Jackson can participate in the North Carolina case.
It will be a good day when the Supreme Court kills affirmative action and puts it in the grave once and for all.
Full list of November calendar cases below.
Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina (Oct. 31): Whether to overrule the court’s 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, holding that the University of Michigan could consider race in its undergraduate admissions process as part of its efforts to obtain a diverse student body.
Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (Oct. 31): Whether to overrule the court’s 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, holding that the University of Michigan could consider race in its undergraduate admissions process as part of its efforts to obtain a diverse student body.
Jones v. Hendrix (Nov. 1): Whether a federal district court has the power to review a claim that a federal prisoner’s sentence is invalid based on a Supreme Court decision, issued after the denial of his petition for post-conviction review but applying retroactively, that narrowed the scope of the federal criminal law that resulted in an enhanced sentence, when he could not previously have raised that argument under the precedent in that circuit.
Cruz v. Arizona (Nov. 1): Whether the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling that a state rule of criminal procedure barred an Arizona death-row inmate from obtaining relief is an adequate and independent state-law ground for the judgment against him.
Bittner v. United States (Nov. 2): Whether the failure to file an annual report disclosing foreign bank accounts counts as a single violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, no matter how many foreign accounts a taxpayer has, or whether a violation occurs each time an individual account is not properly reported.
Axon Enterprise v. Federal Trade Commission (Nov. 7): Whether federal district courts have the power to review challenges to the constitutionality of the FTC’s structure.
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran (Nov. 7): Whether federal district courts have the power to consider claims challenging the constitutionality of the commission’s administrative law proceedings.
Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway (Nov. 8): Whether the Constitution’s due process clause bars a state from requiring a corporation to consent to personal jurisdiction as a condition of doing business in the state.
Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County v. Talevski (Nov. 8): Whether federal laws enacted under Congress’ spending clause power allow a plaintiff to file a federal civil rights claim for their violation.
Haaland v. Brackeen (consolidated with Cherokee Nation v. Brackeen, Texas v. Haaland, & Brackeen v. Haaland) (Nov. 9): Whether provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act violate the Constitution.