July is the quietest month at the Court, and this month has been no exception. With the orders issued this week, last week, and the week before, the Court issued no opinions and chose no new cases for oral argument. The petitions on the list were disposed without full briefing and without being held for discussion at the Court’s next conference, in mid-August.

Meanwhile, the actual day-to-day work of appellate law carries on. And I’ve been using the slight break from blogging to advance some projects that, if things go well, should be ready to share this fall.