Nine Down, Seventeen To Go


Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Avatar Saul DeGraw says:

    What are the chances you think that the Supreme Court might not announce decisions in all cases?Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Saul DeGraw says:

      Glossip, King, Obergefell, and Walker are all pretty high-profile, and I rather suspect that all Nine of the Justices want to get those out of the way now rather than allow themselves to become issues during a Presidential election cycle.

      As for the other ones, they’re less politically explosive, so if they can’t finish their work, then those seem like better candidates for playing “judicial kick the can.”Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Time pressure on the Arizona case from the election cycle as well. Presumably wouldn’t sit well to come out with a decision a year from now that says “The Congressional districts in Arizona and California are improperly drawn and need to be done over.” I’m still wondering whether the Arizona case is being held up by the lack of decision on cert for Hickenlooper v. Kerr (docket 14-460), the other citizen initiative case. It poses a much vaguer question about the reach of the citizen initiative.Report

  3. Avatar Notme says:

    Not a Supreme case but the CO Coats’ case against Dish and its marijuana policy is interesting.Report