The decision is 5-4, per Justice Kagan.
Decision is by Justice Kagan. Says court must defer to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Opinions total 65 pages. This is why it was taking so long.
It is an unusual majority -- Kagan's opinion is joined by Kennedy and Ginsburg. Roberts and Scalia reach the same result in a separate opinion by Roberts. Alito dissents. Sotomayor dissents joined by Breyer and Thomas (except for one footnote).
Here's the line-up: KAGAN, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which KENNEDY and GINSBURG, JJ., joined. ROBERTS, C. J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which SCALIA, J., joined. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion. SOTOMAYOR, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which BREYER, J., joined, and in which THOMAS, J., joined except as to footnote 3.
There isn't a huge difference between the Kagan and Roberts opinions. They disagree over what makes the statute ambiguous and allows the BIA to give its own interpretation.
2d opinion: Arkinson on bankruptcy court jurisdiction.
From Lyle: Thomas for the court. Under Stern v. Marshall, a bankruptcy court may not enter final judgment but may issue finds of fact and conclusions of law to be reviewed de novo by a district court.
So the upshot is an expansive view of bankruptcy court jurisdiction.
As we have noted before, the Justices issue decisions in order of reverse seniority. So if there are more opinions we could hear from Thomas again or from Scalia, Kennedy, or Roberts. None of the others.
The decision is unanimous.
3d opinion: CTS v. Waldberger on CERCLA and state statutes of repose.
This is the last decision.
In CTS Corp: Kennedy for the Court. 4th Circuit reversed
The Court holds that CERCLA does not preempt statutes of repose.
Therefore this claim is barred by state law.
The opinion is by Kennedy (one small part is a plurality).
CTS was argued on April 23 -- a pretty speedy turnaround.
The outcome is 7-2. Justices Ginsburg and Breyer dissent.
We'll be back for more opinions on Thursday at 10a ET.
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