Good morning, we'll be getting started momentarily.
Big day at the court today, with Trinity Lutheran scheduled to be argued at 10.
First we are expecting one or more opinions.
Sorry, folks. I was running a little late coming down today. We have perhaps the biggest crowd of the term outside the court this morning.
There is one case left from the October sitting, Manrique v. United States, so that is a possibility. Justice Thomas is the only justice without an opinion from that session.
There is someone with a bunch of gold balloons, but I couldn't figure out what the letters were. M-O-O-T?
Five-minute buzzer just sounded. One box today.
Amy is going to line up for opinions now.
First opinion will be more
Nelson v Colorado, by Ginsburg. Reversed and remanded.
When a criminal conviction is invalidated by a reviewing court and no retrial will occur, is the State obliged to refund fees, court costs, and restitution exacted from the defendant upon, and as a consequence of, the conviction? Court says yes.
It is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's due process guarantee, the court says.
Decision is 7-1. Alito concurs in the judgment, Thomas dissents, Gorsuch did not participate.
There will be more -- from Ginsburg, Thomas, Kennedy, or the Chief.
Going back for the next one.
We have the second and final opinion in the day, from Justice Thomas in Manrique v. US.
The Eleventh Circuit's decision below is affirmed.
It is 6-2; Ginsburg dissents, joined by Sotomayor. Gorsuch again did not participate.
Court rules that a defendant who wants to appeal an order imposing restitution in a deferred restitution case must file a notice of appeal from that order. If he does not and the government objects, he may not challenge the restitution order on appeal.
This was the last October case.
I am headed upstairs now for oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran. Thanks for joining us!
That's all for this morning. Thank you for joining us!