National Security @ This Week's Supreme Court Conference

By Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 1:20 PM

As usual, SCOTUSblog has a helpful post summarizing some of the key petitions for certiorari that the Supreme Court's nine Justices are set to review at their Conference this Friday. I just thought I'd flag it here because two of the "headliners" are both high-profile national security cases about which we have blogged (just a bit) previously--Latif v. Obama [presumption of authenticity for intelligence reports in Guantanamo habeas cases] and Clapper v. Amnesty Int'l [private plaintiffs' standing to challenge constitutionality of key provisions of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008].

I'm not a betting man, but as difficult as it is to handicap the odds of a grant in Latif, I think the odds of a grant in Clapper are considerably better than even. We'll know more (probably) at 10 a.m. next Monday...