The Court has a private conference scheduled today, its first since May 12th.
This starts a new pattern for the month of June, with a conference scheduled each Monday — a chance to finish up any lingering work for the term. After that, no conferences are scheduled until mid-August, when the new law clerks arrive for the fall.
Articles from the Past Week
- The big news of the week was the Governor’s veto of S.B. 2038, which passed the Legislature overwhelmingly and would have immediately changed some of the ground rules for statutory construction.
Before that veto, the press had focused on the other Entergy-inspired bill, which would have changed the substantive workers compensation law. That Entergy bill was “apparently dead” in the closing days of the Legislative session.
Adam Liptak wrote about studies suggesting that results of U.S. Supreme Court cases can be predicted by comparing the number of questions each side is asked by the Justices at oral argument.
The Court ended its week with a quiet order list, with which no petitions were granted and no opinions issued.