Thursday, August 9, 2007

Update: Medellin v. Texas

The Supreme Court granted Medellin's cert petition on April 30, and the petitioner filed his merits brief on June 28. Nine amicus briefs have been filed thus far. Eight of these amicus briefs are in support of the petitioner (including briefs separately filed by the European Union, Mexico, and the United States), and one is in support of neither party. All the briefs filed to date can be found here. The respondent's brief is to be filed by August 23. Argument is scheduled for October 10. The Court's docket (and a link to the questions presented) is here.