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Below are cases coming before the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks and the lawyers who will argue them. Tuesday, April 20 Shafiq Rasul, et al. v. George W. Bush, President of the United States, et al. No. 03-334 Fawzi Khalid Abdullah Fahad Al Odah, et al. v. United States, et al. No. 03-343 Certiorari to the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Question presented: Whether U.S. courts can consider habeas challenges from foreign nationals incarcerated at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For petitioners: Theodore Olson, solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondents: John Gibbons, Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, Newark, N.J. Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. No. 02-572 Certiorari to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Question presented: Whether a U.S. law that allows district courts to assist in discovery requests by foreign tribunals also authorizes a district court to compel a company to produce discovery materials that the foreign tribunal would not require. For petitioner: Seth Waxman, Wilmer Cutler Pickering, Washington, D.C.; and Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, Washington, D.C. (for the Commission of the European Communities, as amicus curiae). For respondent: Patrick Lynch, O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles; and Jeffrey Minear, assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae). Wednesday, April 21 United States v. Carlos Benitez No. 03-167 Certiorari to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Question presented: Whether a defendant who says he was not properly instructed by a judge before pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement must show that he would have denied guilt if he had been properly instructed. For petitioner: Dan Himmelfarb, assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Myra Mossman, Santa Barbara (appointed by the court). United States Department of Transportation, et al. v. Public Citizen, et al. No. 03-358 Certiorari to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Question presented: Whether a presidential foreign-policy action implemented through regulations by a federal agency can be challenged by private parties under federal environmental laws. For petitioners: Edwin Kneedler, deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Jonathan Weissglass, Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, San Francisco. Monday, April 26 Cheryl Pliler, Warden v. Richard Ford No. 03-221 Certiorari to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Question presented: Whether a U.S. district judge must inform a habeas corpus petitioner facing a one-year statute of limitations that he can seek a stay of his federal proceeding while he completes his legal challenge in the state courts. For petitioner: Paul Roadarmel Jr., deputy attorney general, state attorney general’s office, Los Angeles. For respondent: Lisa Bassis, Los Angeles (appointed by the court).

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