(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.