UPDATE: Supreme Court Denies Motions for Divided Argument

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The Supreme Court did take up the "emergency" motions for reconsideration in the Carcieri case at its Friday conference today, and denied them.  That means it will not decide whether Joe Larisa or Ted Olson gets to argue for the petitioners, and that may mean there will be blood on the podium on November 3 if petitioners still have not been able to work it out.

At this point, whoever is able to broker a deal here could put his or her name in for the Nobel Peace Prize.

May I suggest a quick match of rock-paper-scissors?  At least the ground rules are fairly well established, and there is an international regulatory body that could supervise the event.

Link: SCOTUSblog (with link to order)