This week's Supreme Court Insider, a digital newsletter published by The National Law Journal, includes articles that will get you ready for next week's session of the Supreme Court:
-- A look at the Court's continuing interest in cases that test the scope of the Armed Career Criminal Act, includng Sykes v. United States, set for argument Jan. 12.
-- A video interview with our appellate lawyer of the week Jonathan Hacker, the O'Melveny & Myers partner who is preparing for his first oral argument Jan. 10 in Matrixx Initiatives v. Siracusano, an important securities fraud case involving the cold medication Zicam.
-- Plus, an early look at a potentially major challenge to the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between states and the tobacco industry. An unusual trio of law profs -- Alan Morrison, Richard Epstein, and Kathleen Sullivan -- have joined in a brief arguing the pact is unconstitutional. It's our Supreme Court brief of the week.
-- In addition, as usual, we have links to the need-to-know articles and commentary about the high court from the last week.
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