A slow day at the U.S. Supreme Court


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

And the suspense continues to build . . .

It was a slow day at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The Court has scheduled an additional day for opinions on Thursday, something the Court is likely to repeat again next week as it clears its backlog of opinions.

There were three opinions today, Oxford Health Plan v. Sutter, 12-135 (an arbitration case), Peugh v. United States, 12-62 (criminal sentencing guidelines and the application of the ex post facto clause), and Horne v. Department of Agriculture, 12-123 (a procedural question to allow a takings claim to proceed in court). A big yawn for the nonlawyer.

No affirmative action, no voting rights, no same-sex marriage, no gene patenting today. Maybe Thursday the Court will throw us a bone.