It certainly isn't a lineup we see very often.
There is a second opinion. Plumhoff v. Rickard.
This is a police chase case. Police officers fired shots into a car; the Court holds that the officer's conduct did not violate the Fourth Amendment.
The decision of the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
There are no dissents. Justice Ginsburg does not join the Alito opinion as to the judgment and stays out of several parts of it. Breyer joins the opinion except as to one part of it. The judgment is 9-0 but it is not necessarily unanimous as to the rationale.
The Court rules that the officers acted reasonably in using deadly force. An officer's effort to terminate a deadly high-speed car chase does not violate the Fourth Amendment. Officer did not fire more shots than necessary to end the public safety risk. When officers are confronting a severe threat to public safety, they need not stop shooting until the threat has ended.
Another one coming. Right back with it.
To be clear, the last opinion was from Alito, so nothing else from Kagan or Sotomayor today.
The next opinion is in Wood v. Moss, the Secret Service case. Justice Ginsburg has the opinion.
Bush was traveling out west, the agents segregated protesters from supporters.
The Court rules that the Secret Service agents are entitled to immunity; the Ninth Circuit is reversed. The decision is unanimous; no separate opinions.
This case was argued in March.
With the most recent opinion from Ginsburg, that means that we could get another one from her or from Scalia, Kennedy, or Roberts.
The fourth and final opinion is Hall v. FL.
This is the case involving the use of a flat IQ test score to determine eligibility for the death penalty.
The state's threshold requirement as interpreted by the FL Supreme Court IS unconstitutional.
It violates the Eighth Amendment. Opinion by Kennedy; it is 5-4. Alito writes for the dissenters, joined by the Chief, Scalia, and Thomas. The Florida Supreme Court is reversed.
The Florida Supreme Court had ruled that Hall would have to show an IQ of 70 or below before being allowed to present any additional evidence about his intellectual disability. The state court found the 70-point threshold to be constitutional, but that has been reversed. The Court holds that the Florida rule disregards established medical practice.
Okay, that's all we have for today. Lyle will have analyses of the decisions in Plumhoff, Hall, and Wood v. Moss, as well as a post on today's orders (including the per curiam in Martinez), coming soon. Thanks so much for joining us. The Court has a Conference this Thursday and is scheduled to sit on Monday, June 2, so hopefully we will be back with you to live-blog orders and opinions next week. Have a good one!