June 6, 2024 / by Rayne


Open Thread: SCOTUS Decisions

[NB: check the byline, thanks. /~Rayne]

The end of the Supreme Court’s term is just ahead, which means SCOTUS will be dumping a bunch of decisions in a short time frame.

Decisions released today:

Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum Co.
Unanimous decision with Justice Sotomayor writing the opinion.

Justice Alito recused from this decision — why did he recuse from this case about insurance and bankruptcy, but not about any cases related to prosecution of January 6 including the Trump immunity case?

Connelly v. United States
Unanimous decision with Justice Thomas writing the opinion.

Becerra v. San Carlos Apache Tribe
This was an ideologically messy split decision: Chief Justice Roberts, wrote the opinion, joined by Gorsuch. Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, and Brown Jackson signed as well.

Conservative justices were in the minority with Kavanaugh writing the dissent, joined by Coney Barrett, Alito, and Thomas.

Here is a Native American perspective by the Coalition of Large Tribes published in March when the case was argued.

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Obviously Trump’s immunity case, Trump v. United States, is still pending along with at least 27 other cases.

Additional updates may follow.

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