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(ORDER LIST: 552 U.S.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008

ORDER IN PENDING CASE

07-953 CITIZENS UNITED V. FEC

The parties are directed to submit briefing addressing the question whether this Court has jurisdiction to hear the appeal in light of the language in 28 U.S.C. 1253 permitting a direct appeal "in any civil action, suit or proceeding required by any Act of Congress to be heard and determined by a district court of three judges." The briefs, not to exceed 3,000 words, are to be filed simultaneously with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008. Reply briefs, not to exceed 2,000 words, may be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2008.