From speedy trial rights to plea agreements breached by prosecutors to counsel for indigent defendants, the Supreme Court, in its first orders list of the new term, upped the stakes by adding seven new cases to an already busy criminal docket. The cases were among 10 culled from the Court's summer list of more than 2,000 petitions. The justices also granted review in a Superfund cleanup challenge -- the fifth environmental case on the argument docket in a now potentially huge term for environmental law.
High Court's Busy New Term Just Got Busier
The National Law Journal
October 6, 2008