The Supreme Court released four opinions today, and each was 8-1. You can find all of the opinions here.

CompuCredit v. Greenwood, a case centering around arbitration clauses, is especially interested. In an opinion written by Justice Scalia, the Supreme Court somewhat predictably upheld an arbitration agreement and read the Credit Repair Organizations Act’s nonwavier provision narrowly enough to allow the Federal Arbitration Act’s presumption of enforceability to prevail. At this point, Supreme Court opinions upholding arbitration clauses almost feel pro forma. Justice Ginsburg dissented.

Justice Ginsburg also provided the lone dissenting vote in Minneci v. Pollard. Over the past ten years, Justice Ginsburg has only provided the lone dissenting vote about once every other term (.5 times per year), so it was especially surprising to see her do it twice in one day. During the Roberts Court, there have been an average of 7.4 8-1 decisions per year, making today’s barrage of 8-1 opinions even more surprising.


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

Categories

Random Posts

  • A Deeper Look at Reversal Rates: An article in today's Cincinati Enquirer highlights the Sixth Circuit's current 15-case losing streak in the Supreme Court. Circuits regular...
  • Chief Justice Roberts and Unanimous Decisions: When he was nominated to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts mentioned that one of his main objectives as chief justice would be to cre...
  • Supreme Court Justices: Age at Retirement: Using the still-fabulous Supreme Court Compendium data set, I've thrown together a chart plotting the ages of each Justice at retirement. I ...
  • Updates: I've updated a lot of the information on the Term Case Index in preparation for today's cases. I expect the Supreme Court to hand down 1-2 o...
  • 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-...