In Wednesday's Supreme Court Brief, we talked to lawyers whose cases are set for argument next week about how they prepared in light of the uncertainty caused by the government shutdown. Late Wednesday afternoon, the court let it be known that next week's arguments will take place as scheduled. We also reported briefly on Tuesday's highly technical arguments in a tax case and a civil procedure dispute. Next week, the subscription newsletter will publish Tuesday and Wednesday. The court will not be in session Monday because of the federal Columbus Day holiday.