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(ORDER LIST: 554 U.S.)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008

ORDER IN PENDING CASE

07-689 BARTLETT, GARY, ET AL. V. STRICKLAND, DWIGHT, ET AL.

The motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument is granted.

CERTIORARI GRANTED

07-1309 BOYLE, EDMUND V. UNITED STATES
The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted.

07-1356 KANSAS V. VENTRIS, DONNIE R.

The motion of respondent for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted.

07-1372 HAWAII, ET AL. V. OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
07-1410 UNITED STATES V. NAVAJO NATION
07-1529 MONTEJO, JESSE J. V. LOUISIANA

The petitions for writs of certiorari are granted.

07-1601 ) BURLINGTON NO. & SANTA FE R. CO. V. UNITED STATES, ET AL.
07-1607 ) SHELL OIL CO. V. UNITED STATES, ET AL.

The petitions for writs of certiorari are granted. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.

07-9712 PUCKETT, JAMES B. V. UNITED STATES

The motion of petitioner for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: "Whether a forfeited claim that the government breached a plea agreement is subject to the plain-error standard of Rule 52(b) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure."

07-9995 RIVERA, MICHAEL V. ILLINOIS
07-10441 CORLEY, JOHNNIE V. UNITED STATES

The motions of petitioners for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and the petitions for writs of certiorari are granted.

08-88 VERMONT V. BRILLON, MICHAEL

The motion of respondent for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted.