The Supreme Court finished its June calendar last week, the last oral arguments until September.  No hearings in July and August is the norm.

But the court won’t be closing up shop until after Labor Day. The justices will still be conferencing most Wednesdays and summertime is typically when lots of opinions are filed.

Let’s look at how many opinions the court will likely issue in the next three months, and when those opinions are expected.

There are 23 cases in the summer pipeline.  One year ago, the pipeline had 25 cases; the year before that, there were 30 cases.

These are the current number of argued, undecided cases and — because of the 90-day rule and the regular Monday and Thursday filing days — the probable last day for opinions to issue for each calendar’s cases.  Included are links to posts that give information about the cases:

April calendar — three opinions to file by June 30.

Early-May calendar — five opinions to file by August 1.

Late-May calendar — six opinions to file by August 22 and, because of post-argument supplemental briefing, one death penalty opinion — People v. Tran — to file by September 12.

June calendar — eight opinions to file by September 1.