Monday status conference: retroactive day edition

Good morning. The U.S. Supreme Court could issue some orders and opinions today – we’ll keep you posted on that. There are no oral arguments scheduled for the next two weeks. Across the street, the House meets in a pro forma session, and the Senate is in session.


Today, the new retroactive crack sentencing guidelines go into effect, allowing as many as 1,600 federal inmates to petition for immediate release. (CNN)

Just days after President Bush insisted that Congress produce an eavesdropping law that shields telecommunications companies, the House Intelligence Committee chairman expects a compromise on the measure. (AP)

Attorney General Michael Mukasey denies House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request to press contempt charges against Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten. (CNN)

President Bush is urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at ending illegal sales of highly addictive prescription drugs on the Internet, citing a growing number of fatal overdoses. (AP)


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