Traditionally, on the Monday after the last day of oral arguments in December, the Court hands down 2-4 opinions to end the calendar year. Well, that day is tomorrow.

OT 07 – 3 cases
OT 06 – 2 cases
OT 05 – 2 cases
OT 04 – 4 cases
OT 03 – 2 cases
OT 02 – 1 cases
OT 01 – 2 cases
OT 00 – 1 case
(Greentree v. Randolph was handed down on 12/11/2000, the same day Bush v. Gore was heard. Bush was handed down the next day, 12/12/2000)

As such, expect 2-4 opinions tomorrow around 10pm EST. The four oldest cases on the docket are Altria Group v. Good (cigarette advertising), Locke v. Karass (government employee unions), Vanden v. Discover Bank (Federal Arbitration Act), and Herring v. US (exclusionary rule.) With that in mind, however, the Court almost never releases cases linearly over time.

Update: I forgot to mention that the Court will also almost certainly deny application for stay in Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Random Posts

  • PDF Packs for the Past Decade: I've been pillaging the Supreme Court's website in search of PDFs that I can archive for future reference. Using the Court's website and the...
  • Updated Term Statistics: I've updated the Term Statistics to reflect this week's opinions. Complete --- Term Index Opinion Breakdown Vote Breakdown
  • New Opinions and Updated Statistics: The Supreme Court released three new opinions today and dismissed one hotly-anticipated case as improvidently granted. Graham v. Florida-...
  • Change is Fun But...: I'm sad to see Justice Stevens leave the Court for a variety of reasons that have been well documented by people smarter than me. I'm also e...
  • Updated Term Stats: Term Index Vote Breakdown Vote Breakdown Stats --- You can see from the Term Index that Justice Stevens is the most likely author of...