There are only three weeks remaining on the official timetable of the Supreme Court to decide 29 cases. The majority of these cases are significant, and around half of them are likely to have historic significance for abortion, the Second Amendment, and religious liberty.
If the court is unable to complete its work, it may extend its sessions into July.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear sixty-six cases during the 2021-2022 term. Four cases have been dismissed, while one has been dismissed.
The court has issued 37 decisions to this point.
Three judgments were made without discussion.
The completion of a semester does not signal the beginning of summer vacation. During this period, they may take a few weeks off for vacation, perhaps lecturing, traveling, or writing. In addition to preparing for the cases they will hear in the autumn, the justices are also preparing to vote on more than 1,000 requests from lower courts requesting the Supreme Court to revisit a case. During this time, the justices oversee the office workers and law clerks.
As far as the general public is concerned, the Supreme Court’s term finishes in June. After rendering their final decisions, which invariably include a few significant ones, the justices temporarily withdraw from public view.
At the midpoint of June, 29 cases remain unresolved for this term.
Between 2007 and 2020, the Supreme Court issued opinions in 1,062 cases, or between 70 and 90 cases annually on average.
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So, the court has a lot of work left to do.
The leak of Samuel Alito’s draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization last month created a lot of problems of course. Massive protests and violence from the left. A person was just arrested for attempting to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. So, they have a lot on their minds.
Nonetheless, here is some of what they will be tackling.
Among the cases is Biden v. Texas, about Biden’s effort to shut down one of former President Donald Trump’s hallmark policies, the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also called “Remain in Mexico,” without which there would be hundreds of thousands more illegal aliens in the United States. Read more…