The U.S. Supreme Court's fall term begins on Oct. 2. Noel Francisco, newly confirmed as U.S. solicitor general, has just days to prepare. Of course, it's likely Francisco, formerly a top appellate lawyer at Jones Day, hasn't been thinking about the cases and issues that the justices will confront—and he will argue—this term. Here's a snapshot of things to know about Francisco and matters on his plate as he prepares to step up to the lectern at the high court.
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