Monday, June 28, 2010 will perhaps be the biggest SCOTUS Nerd Nirvana day in quite some time. In order to provide the best coverage around, I will be pushing my supertasking abilities to the threshold.
At 10 a.m., the Supreme Court will hand down opinions in Bilski v. Kappos, Free Enterprise Fund and Beckstead and Watts, LLP v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, and most importantly McDonald v. City of Chicago.
At 12:30 p.m., Elena Kagan will begin her confirmation hearing.
And, I will be covering all of the above.
For McDonald, it will be an all-out blitz, and my first priority. Expect me to have an instant analysis of the entire case developing starting around 10:30 a.completed by about 11:30 a.m., depending on the length of the opinion, and how many separate opinions there are. Following the instant analysis, expect anywhere from 5-10 separate posts breaking down the different elements of the case.
At 12:30 p.m., I will turn to Kagan. I will attempt to live blog the hearings, and post anything of worth.
While listening to the Kagan hearings in the background, I will read PCAOB, and provide an instant analysis, and hopefully spawn a few related posts. I hope to have everything done for PCAOB by about 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.
After PCAOB, I will move onto CLS v. Martinez. At this point, the Senators will likely be bloviating, so I don’t think liveblogging the hearing will be too tedious. I hope to be done with CLS by about 5:00 p.m, right around the conclusion of the Kagan hearings.
At that point I will finish off my McDonald op-ed.I have already written an op-ed for McDonald, but I will have to make several edits depending on the actual opinion. I will likely work in some of the themes from the blog post into the op-ed.
Once all of this is done, I may read Bilski. I don’t have much interest in IP, but I should be able to tease out a few things that interest me.
Should be a pretty busy day. Not as busy as my McDonald 96 hour blitz , covering the Federalist Society Student Symposium, giving a lecture on McDonald at GMU, sleeping outside the Supreme Court for McDonald v. Chicago, attending oral arguments, liveblogging the hell out of the case afterwards, and giving a presentation at GULC on two hours sleep.