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I went for Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and we camped out starting at 7pm the night before. As soon as people started lining up, the line got long very fast. It was chilly but entirely worth it. Spaces filled up incredibly quickly (I’d estimate that if you got there by 3 or 4am you may not have gotten in). It was pretty awful napping on the hard stairs in the cold, but a reallly good atmosphere. People were pretty strict about self-policing the “you can only get out of line for the bathroom” rule. Quite a few professional line sitters too. There was a group behind me that started queueing about the same time of an awesomely cool teacher and her 6 AP Civics kids who had read all the briefs and were visiting from Ohio. I think for something this high profile, you may just want to aim to get there on the 25th, but monitor it the days before in case people get started early, in which case you may need to do so as well. Good luck!