This morning the Court issued its three final opinions in argued cases for the Term:

  • Voisine v. United States, holding that a domestic-violence conviction is a misdemeanor crime of violence for purposes of limiting access to firearms;
  • Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, holding that Texas’s admitting-privileges and surgical-center requirements place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a pre-viability abortion, constitute an undue burden on abortion access, and thus violate the Constitution;
  • McDonnell v. United States, holding that political-corruption prosecution requires that the government official took formal action on a pending matter; the Court vacated the jury instructions and required a retrial in Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption case.

Lyle provides our coverage in McDonnell v. United States and also in Whole Woman’s Health. Rory Little reports on the decision in Voisine. Molly rounded up other early coverage of Whole Woman’s Health and Voisine and McDonnell.

Mark Walsh provides a “view” from the Courtroom, while Jennifer Prohov presents a photographic view from outside the Court.

John Elwood composes a Relist Watch in advance of tomorrow’s orders.

Tom posted on our annual “running of the trolls” on Twitter, as well as the technological problems that ensued.

We are also hosting two symposia, on the rulings in Whole Woman’s Health and McDonnell. The contributions to those symposia are available here and here, respectively.

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