Waiting for one decision in the final week of the Supreme Court’s term can be stressful enough. Chances for a mixed or messy opinion seem to escalate, and early assumptions about how the case will be decided go out the window, as lawyers envision justices arm-wrestling over the final outcome. But Walter Dellinger, chair of the appellate practice at O’Melveny & Myers, has three decisions to look forward to this week — nearly half of the seven cases left to decide. And two of them — District of Columbia v. Heller and Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker are almost certainly destined for landmark status.

“It is a very strange feeling,” Dellinger said Monday morning after the Court issued three non-Dellinger-related rulings. “It’s something of a train wreck when it’s one case. I don’t quite know how it works if you have two come down the same day. Or three.” The Court will sit again on Wednesday and possibly one other day before wrapping up for the term.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]