So far, few marquee cases are lighting up the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for next term. But an important pair of cert petitions and accompanying amicus briefs, festooned with the names of notable lawyers, could energize the coming argument season.

The case tests the constitutionality of a cross-shaped memorial on public land in Maryland. “It strikes a lot of nerves,” said Baker Botts partner Aaron Streett, author of an amicus brief in the case along with Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese III. “It’s one of the few interesting cases this term.”