Perhaps none will be watched more closely than Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler. That's the case in which a lower court found (3rd item) that Ohio couldn't give tax breaks to large in-state businesses, on the grounds that they are unfair to companies elsewhere and interfere with interstate commerce. States across the country have lined up to argue that they need the ability to offer incentives to employers because they compete not only against each other, but globally.
The Court will also hear challenges to campaign finance laws, including a Vermont law that seeks to put a limit on campaign spending. The Court has allowed limits on contributions, but hasn't examined spending limits since its famed Buckley decision 30 years ago.
Both these issues will get coverage in Governing Magazine. But here in the blogosphere, can't we admit our interest in the prospect of the Supreme Court deposing Anna Nicole Smith in her inheritance dispute?
The meeting of the prim Court with the "stripper-turned-reality television star" has us hoping that presumptive Chief Justice John Roberts will loosen the Court's restrictions against televised proceedings. That could provoke some interest in her struggling show.