We expect one or more decisions in argued cases on Wednesday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at approximately 9:45 The Court also has confirmed that the audiotape of Wednesday’s hearing in King v. Burwell will not be released on that day, but on Friday, as is usual. Wednesday's live blog will be available here.
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On the credentialing: a news organization cannot provide its own credentials; the institution being covered must do so. As to the update, there will be an appeal to the Senate Gallery committee next month. No idea what the outcome will be.
Court holds in opinion by Justice Thomas that the traffic stop in this case complied with the Fourth Amendment because under the totality of the circumstances the officer had reasonable suspicion that the truck's driver was intoxicated.
The opinion is divided. Justice Kennedy wrote the plurality joined by the Chief Justice and Justice Alito. They conclude in their opinion that there is no authority in the federal constitution or in the Court's precedents for courts to set aside Michigan laws that commit to the voters the determination whether racial preferences may be considered in governmental decisions, in particular with respect to school admissions.
The plurality opinion stresses that the case is not about the constitutionality or the merits of race conscious admission policies in higher education. Rather, the question concerns whether and in what manner voters in a state may chose to prohibit consideration of such racial preferences.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its February 27 Conference. Two new cases were granted. In case there are opinions, we will be live blogging both Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the second week of the February sitting.
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