October 1, 2013

"The Supreme Court, returning from its summer recess, on Tuesday granted review of 8 new cases..."

SCOTUSblog reports. One case is a copyright dispute over the screenplay for Raging Bull (which came out in 1980).

For a moment there, I thought I'd failed to notice that the first Monday in October had come up again. (Why were there not a bunch of Supreme Court preview stories?) But it's not Monday. It's Tuesday, and the first day in October, so the first Monday is next Monday. The court is just back, amusingly enough on the first day of the federal government shutdown, which is all very abstruse.


Big Mike said...

I'm confused. The first Monday in October fell on a Tuesday this year?

Must be them e-e-evil Republicans.

Crunchy Frog said...

I guess they consider themselves "essential". Go figure.

PB said...

What no focus on the Supreme Court? Why the media is working overtime to cover for the president and his fellow democrats! So many crimes, so little time!

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Raging Bull was the only film I've ever walked out on. Love DeNiro, love Scorsese, but I just could not take two hours of people screaming at each other in New York accents

Lem said...

Today has the potential to be one of those days historians will look back to find significant.

Today Israel starkly reiterated its all or nothing stand on Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Obamacare went into effect.

The US government partially shutdown.

Unknown said...

I guess they are essential...without the Supreme Court we wouldn't have ObamaCare.

How the republic has endured without it for the past 2 centuries is a mystery