Sotomayor writes for the Court.
Decision of the Tenth Circuit is vacated and remanded. It is 7 to 1.
Thomas dissents; Alito concurs in the judgment.
Because part of the matter alleged to be discriminatory in a constructive discharge claim is the employee's resignation, the forty-five-day limitations period for such actions begins running only after an employee resigns.
This is my case to cover.
This means that we will not hear from Justice Kagan today, because the Justices announce their decisions in order of reverse seniority.
Sotomayor is presumably reading from her summary of the decision.
This also suggests, I believe, that Roberts is writing either Dollar General or Fisher.
Here's Lyle with our second opinion.
Wittman v. Personhuballah.
Breyer has the opinion for a unanimous Court. Appeal is dismissed.
Court rules, in a very brief opinion, that the appellants lack standing to pursue this appeal.
The appellants are members of Congress from Virginia who had intervened in the case.
This means we will not hear from Alito. Which suggests no Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle, I am sorry to report to all of you who are waiting for it.
I also got an email from one of our expert readers who had a example of a post-argument recusal, in a case called Murray v. United States, twenty-eight years ago.
Here's Lyle with the third and last opinion.
Foster v. Chatman, from the Chief Justice.
The decision of the Supreme Court of Georgia is reversed and remanded.
The vote is 7-1. Thomas dissents. Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.
The holding: The Court has jurisdiction to review the judgment. The decision that Foster failed to show purposeful discrimination was clearly erroneous.
Lyle will cover Wittman and Foster. Here are the opinions.
October sitting is complete.
November sitting is now complete.
December sitting: Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Fisher v. UT-Austin.
January sitting: Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle
February sitting: Kingdomware Technologies v. US, Utah v. Strieff, Taylor v. US, Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., Voisine v. US, Williams v. Pennsylvania, and Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt
Right now the Court's calendar is showing next *Tuesday* (because Monday is Memorial Day) as the next opportunity for opinions. If we hear anything to the contrary, we will let you know asap.
Okay, that's all we have for today. I have to get to work on Green v. Brennan -- and Lyle will have Foster and Wittman for you soon as well. Have a great day, and we will see you next time!
Thank you all for joining us.