Columbus Day and Yom Kippur means a short week but oral arguments in a jury case tinged with racism and for those who care a major Apple verdict. Orders (mostly uneventful) brought the first per curiam, basically SCOTUS protecting its turf if in a somewhat surprising fashion (who knew Booth v. Maryland still had a bit of life?). And, a tidbit on Kagan's recusal. And Also: Afternoon order granting some cases, one with six justices (Sotomayor/Kagan out). Doesn't sound totally mundane either.