The Supreme Court meets today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the following cases listed for oral argument.
Case No. 77-1722 -- Dalia vs. U.S. Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act. Can federal lawenforcement agents authorized by a iudge to wiretap, without telling him or getting his approval, break into an office in order to install, maintain and remove electronic listening devices (30 minutes)
Cases Nos. 77-1575, 1648, 1662 -- Federal Communications Commission vs. Midwest Video Corp., American Civil Liberties Union vs. FCC, and National Black Media Coalition vs. Midwest Video. Free speech. Due process. Federal Communications Act. Whether the FCC has statutory authority to require certain cable television systems: to have capacity by 1986 to provide at least 20 channels of service; to provide access to third parties, if demand exists and the activated channel capacity is sufficient, and to make available to those third parties, for access purposes, certain equipment and facilities. (1 hr.)
Case No. 77-1609. Torres vs. Puerto Rico. Due process and supremacy clauses. Can the Commonwealth constitutionally enact and enforce law that allows, without probable cause, indiscriminate, warrantess search and seizure of persons and property arriving from the 50 states? Does Puerto Rican constitution violate U.S. Constitution by preventing Commonwealth's high court from reversing conviction for possession of marijuana, even though a majority of the justices who heard the case were convinced the conviction was obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment? (1 hr.)
Case No. 76-808 -- Ambach vs. Norwick. Equal protection. New York State law that limits permanent certification of public school teachers to citizens and aliens who have applied for citizenship, and excludes aliens who haven't applied. (1 hr.)