This morning the Court released orders and four opinions. Among them was a holding that Miller v. Alabama, the Court’s 2012 decision prohibiting mandatory sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders, applies retroactively to cases on state collateral review, a holding that the Federal Power Act provides FERC with the authority to regulate wholesale market operators’ compensation of demand response bids, and a denial in a challenge to a North Dakota law that would have banned abortion in approximately the sixth week of pregnancy.  Mark Walsh has our “view” from the courtroom today.

Lyle Denniston has this blog’s coverage of today’s decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana. Other early coverage comes from Eyder Peralta of NPR, Pete Williams of NBC News, Lydia Wheeler of The Hill, Ariane de Vogue of CNN, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Mark Sherman of the Associated Press, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal, and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg.

Early commentary comes from Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress, Cristian Farias of the Huffington Post, Noah Feldman of Bloomberg View, and Madison Pauly of Mother Jones.

Early coverage of the FERC case comes from Lyle Denniston for this blog, Timothy Cama of The Hill, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Ayesha Rascoe of Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Brent Kendall and Rebecca Smith of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Sam Hananel of the Associated Press, Darius Dixon of Politico, Greg Stohr and Jim Polson of Bloomberg, Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal, and Daniel Fisher of Forbes.

Early commentary comes from Ken Silverstein for Forbes, as well as Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Noah Feldman of Bloomberg View, Seth Jaffe for Law and the Environment, and Katie Valentine at ThinkProgress.

Early coverage of the Court’s denial in the North Dakota abortion case comes from Lyle Denniston for this blog, Bill Chappell of NPR, Pete Williams of NBC News, Sarah Ferris of The Hill, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, and James MacPherson of the Associated Press.

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Recommended Citation: Molly Runkle, Afternoon round-up: Today’s orders and opinions, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 25, 2016, 5:33 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/01/afternoon-round-up-todays-orders-and-opinions/