July 6, 2011
The Supreme Court is holding no conference today. Accordingly, this week no action will be taken on petitions for review and no opinions will be ordered published or depublished.
The court conferences on most Wednesdays. The exceptions are the Wednesdays during the 11 weeks a year when the justices are hearing oral arguments (from September through June), during the first weeks of July and August, and during Christmas week. Also, the court conferences on Tuesday during the week of Thanksgiving.
No conference doesn’t mean the court isn’t busy. It’s filing three opinions tomorrow. All three cases — two death-penalty cases and a non-capital criminal case — were argued during the court’s early May calendar.