August has begun quietly at the Court, as the summer ends and the Court starts to welcome new law clerks.

With the orders issued this week, last week, and the week before that, the Court issued no opinions and chose no new cases for oral argument.

There are 24 cases that have been argued this term (and one from last term) that are awaiting a decision. For some of those, the wait may not be much longer, with the traditional burst of opinions as August draws to a close (and the Court’s fiscal and statistical calendars reset for September).

The Court’s public calendar shows two conference days this week and one next week, so we may also see some new petition grants.