Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1498 9th Cir. Feb 23, 2010
Tr.
Jun 21, 2010 6-3 Roberts OT 2009

Holding: The federal government may prohibit providing non-violent material support for terrorist organizations including legal services and advice without violating the free speech clause of the First Amendment.

Judgment: Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 21, 2010. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor.

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