Supreme Court To Release Orders At 9:30 Instead of 10:00!

September 24th, 2012

This is awesome. Now, I can digest the orders, including cert grants, and per curiam opinions, before I have to get sucked into the torrent that is opinion time. This is even cooler because this spring, I will have a class that starts at 10:00 EST/9:00 CST. In other words, my class will start just as the opinions start to trickle out. I will likely leave the SCOTUSBlog live blog open during class, and react accordingly (on film across). So will Per Curiam opinions be included in these early releases?

Lyle has the release here:

Beginning with October Term 2012, the regularly scheduled Order Lists of the Supreme Court of the United States will be released by the Court at 9:30 a.m. rather than at 10 a.m. as had been the previous practice. On days when the Court is in session, the change will provide members of the Supreme Court Bar, the public, and the media an opportunity to review Order Lists before the Court sits at 10 a.m.


Regularly scheduled Order Lists are typically issued on each Monday that the Court sits. On occasion, regularly scheduled Order Lists are issued on days that the Court is not sitting.  The issuance of such a list is announced in advance. Miscellaneous orders may be issued in individual cases at any time. Scheduled Order Lists will continue to be posted on the Court’s Website ( immediately following their release by the Court. Miscellaneous orders will continue to be posted on the Website the day of issuance or the next day in the instance of some emergency applications.


The change in practice will go into effect on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.