It’s mid-June, which means that things are starting to heat up in the Supreme Court. As you probably know, the Supreme Court has a history of releasing their most controversial/high-profile opinions at the end of the term, which is generally in late June. The Court has already moved to announcing opinions twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, and in the past week has handed down a few of this term’s blockbuster opinions, most notably Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics on Thursday and Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona today.
There are still 14 decisions outstanding, including decisions in high-profile cases such as:
- Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
- Shelby County v. Holder
- Hollingsworth v. Perry
- United States v. Windsor
- Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (recently the subject of an episode of the Radiolab podcast)
As with many aspects of the Supreme Court, the source to go to when you want to find out what’s going on is SCOTUSblog, which live blogs the opinion announcements every Monday and Thursday. If you don’t want to read the full opinion in each case, you can always check to see if the haiku version has been posted.