The Supreme Court announced Thursday that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has re-entered the closely watched case of Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, which will be argued Oct. 9.

Roberts and Justice Stephen Breyer had recused in the case, undoubtedly because they owned stock in Cisco Systems Inc., the parent company of Scientific-Atlanta, according to their financial disclosure forms. The news almost certainly means that Roberts has sold the stock to cure the conflict of interest.

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