People in Washington, D.C., have already begun camping out to try to attend the Supreme Court's hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, which are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Lines frequently form in advance for the free tickets to high-profile arguments, but five days before a case is particularly early. For last year's three days of arguments over the Affordable Care Act, the line began about three days early.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.