Good morning, and thank you for joining us.
Should be a bit quieter of a morning than yesterday.
Good morning from the Court's press room. Long list of orders likely today; will make some news, but no fevered headlines.
Good morning, all! Thanks for joining us.
Several of the cases on which the Court could act this morning were cases in which the Court had invited the Solicitor General to file briefs expressing the views of the United States -- known as "CVSG" for short. The Court will sometimes ask the Solicitor General to weigh in on cases in which the federal government is not a party but would have an interest -- for example, the interpretation of a federal statute.
The Solicitor General's recommendation about whether review should be granted is given a lot of weight, but is not dispositive.
Several of these "CVSG" cases were on last week's conference and then relisted; for about two years, the Court has had a fairly consistent practice of not granting review until it has considered a case at at least two conferences.
Just to be clear, we expect Lyle Denniston with orders from yesterday's conference in just a few minutes. We could get some new grants, some CVSGs, perhaps a per curiam opinion or two in some of these cases that have been kicking around for a while.
One case we are watching is Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a special education case that I think of as the case of Wonder the Goldendoodle.
And here we go, one last time . . .
Here's Lyle with today's orders.
The Court has denied in Stormans v. Wiesmans, the religious objection by pharmacists to providing certain forms of birth control. Alito dissents, joined by the Chief Justice and Thomas.
A denial of cert in Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, involving the right to produce a voter guide. Alito would have granted; Thomas files a separate dissent from the denial.
Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage is granted.
Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne, granted limited to question 3.
Ivy v. Morath is granted.
Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools is granted.
Czyzwski v. Jevic Holdings is granted.
Consolidated grant: Visa v Osborn and Visa v. Stoumbos, granted for one hour.
Another pair of consolidated grants: Bank of America v. Miami and Wells Fargo v. Miami.
One other grant: Lynch v. Morales Santana.
Mississippi abortion case, Currier v. Jackson Woman's Health, involving admitting privileges requirement, has been denied.
Also a denial in Schimel v. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, another admitting privileges case.
Lyle confirms denial of rehearing petition in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. No opinion.
Well, there goes that December vacation. But I can hold out hope that Wonder the Goldendoodle will come to the oral argument.
That's all we have out of the Court for today, but we will have more on today's orders shortly, along with more posts in our symposia on yesterday's decisions in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt and McDonnell v. United States.
Thanks so much for joining us today and over the course of the Term. We'll of course continue to publish over the summer, and we'll be back with more live blogs in the fall. Until then, we wish you all a lovely and restful summer!