Countdown to Chicago
The custom is that each Justice gets at least one opinion from each two-week "sitting" on arguments. Coming into today's opinion releases, there were three opinions left from the sitting in which the Chicago case was argued, and three Justices who hadn't written an opinion from it. Today's four opinions included one by CJ Roberts, taking him out of the running. We have two Justices left -- Alito and Ginsburg -- and two opinions left, Chicago and Skilling v. US. The Court is scheduled to release more opinions on Thursday and Monday, a week from today.
UPDATE I'm not in on any plans, and couldn't talk about it if I were, but I'd be near certain that plans were made long ago for the next round(s) of suits, and that Alan Gura, far from being done, is about to become a very busy fellow indeed. The only question in my mind is -- how many sets of pleadings are out there, ready for filing?