Court watchers look forward to the Supreme Court’s “long” conference every year. After a three-month recess from July 1 until the first Monday in October the Court grants no petitions for review. During its “long” conference this year the Court considered whether to hear about 2,000 cases. On October first it accepted eight of those cases, one where the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) will file an amicus brief.
In Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States the Court will decide who owns an abandoned railroad right-of-way: the United States or a private land owner living next to the right-of-way.