The first Monday in October brings us a Linda Greenhouse piece in the New York Times today predicting that the cases the United States Supreme Court chose to decide this term will tell us more about the composition and beliefs of the new court more than last year’s decisions did:

During the first term under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the justices were able to find common ground with some regularity by agreeing not to decide much…Chances are high that the new term, which begins on Monday, will be different.

She doesn’t give any specific examples about the criminal procedure issues in front of the court, but I anticipate some interesting developments in the criminal law area too. I look forward to joining the blogosphere’s discussions on those cases. More to come later…

(Hat Tip: The Legal Reader)