The Supreme Court issued new orders Monday morning after a four-week recess, but it granted no new cases for review. There also were no cases referred to the federal government for its views. Among the more significant denials came in the Court’s refusal to hear a case by a young Illinois man accused of a terrorist bomb plot, seeking to challenge the legality of the government’s massive intelligence wiretapping program.
The Court revised to revive a case involving a New York man, who failed to file a brief in his case that the Court had granted. As a result of that missed deadline, and the Court’s inability to locate the man, his case was dismissed. On Monday, the Court denied a rehearing petition in the case, Chen v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore.