According to the docket sheets for the cases, on October 4th, the Supreme Court cut the time for the oral arguments in Heath and Smylie on November 10th from 2 hours, half an hour a side, to an hour and twenty minutes, 20 minutes a side.
So let me get this straight. The Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in two NFP cases on questions of first impression in Indiana arising out of Blakely; there has been no briefing on the merits; and they have now cut the time for the arguments by a third.
On November 9th and 10th, the Washington Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in six Blakely cases (as reported here on SL&P).
Which court more appears, at least, to care about what the lawyers have to say?