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No Ricci ruling today

The Supreme Court has finished issuing rulings for the day, without releasing a decision in the Ricci cases — the New Haven firefighters job discrimination litigation.  At the close of today’s public session, the Chief Justice announced that all remaining decisions that are ready will be issued on Monday.

The Court has not yet decided these: the firefighters cases, Ricci v. DeStefano (07-1428) and a companion case with the same name (08-328); the case on radio or TV broadcast of a documentary movie critical of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 08-205), and a test of state governments’ authority to investigate race discrimination in home mortgage lending (Cuomo v. Clearing House Association, 08-453).

The Court on Monday is also expected to release orders from today’s private Conference, and that will conclude the current Term.