Round-up of news on today’s orders and opinions
The Court released opinions in five argued cases, including Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the challenge to the university’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions process. Early coverage of that decision comes from Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, who explains that it “gives a limited victory to opponents of racial preferences by requiring tougher court review.” Further reporting and analysis comes from Richard Wolf and Brad Heath of USA Today, Pete Williams and Erin McClam of NBC News, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Mark Sherman of the Associated Press, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Bill Mears of CNN, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Mark Memmott, Eyder Peralta, and Scott Neuman of NPR, the BBC, Stephanie Condon of CBS News, David Lat of Above the Law, Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal, Daniel Fisher of Forbes, Ed Pilkington of the Guardian, and a slideshow from The New Yorker.
In Vance v. Ball State University, the Court placed limits on employment discrimination claims, making it more difficult for workers to bring suit against their employers. Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Jonathan Stempel and Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, and Annie Youderian of Courthouse News Service. The Court also limited retaliation claims by workers against their employers in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar; Jesse J. Holland of the Associated Press has a story on both of these cases.
In Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett, the Court held that state law claims on the adequacy of drug warnings are preempted by federal law. Coverage comes from Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Brett Norman of Politico, David Sell of Philly.com, and Reuters also have coverage.
In United States v. Kebodeaux, the Court held that the registration requirements of the Sex Offender and Registration and Notification Act fall within the scope of Congress’s authority under the Necessary and Proper Clause. Barbara Leonard of Courthouse News Service also has coverage.
The court granted cert. in ten cases, adding a total of nine new arguments for next Term. The most prominent grant came in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, the challenge to the president’s recess appointments to the NLRB. Coverage comes from Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal.
In coverage of the other granted cases, the Associated Press and Martin Finucane and Peter Schworm of the Boston Globe report on the abortion protest case, McCullen v. Coakley.
Disclosure: The law firm of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, was among the counsel on an amicus brief filed in support of the university in Fisher.
Recommended Citation: Dan Stein, Round-up of news on today’s orders and opinions, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 24, 2013, 3:06 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/round-up-of-news-on-todays-orders-and-opinions-3/