The U.S. Supreme Court gets back to work this month. Each year, the justices seemingly fight hard with each other through late June and then, like boxers, “retire to their corners” over the summer to regroup for another round of fighting. Here are some of the cases that will occupy the justices’ attention in the coming months:

Criminal Law

Ocasio v. United States, No. 14-361 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit)—whether the extortion conspiracy authorized by the Hobbs Act requires proof that the conspirators agreed to obtain property from someone outside the conspiracy. (Argued Tuesday.)

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