Although the Court’s first order list since returning from the summer was very short, it quietly moved eleven cases forward on the docket. After not having made any requests for briefing on the merits since mid-July, the Court requested full briefing in eleven cases on Friday.

This sort of request for full briefing takes the assent of three Justices and moves these cases one step closer to a decision on the merits.

The list of cases follows the break. * DOLGENCORP OF TEXAS, INC. D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL STORE v. MARIA ISABEL LERMA, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL., No. 08-0032