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Today’s Opinions

The Court has released two opinions today.

The Court has released the opinion in Bobby v. Bies (08-598), on double jeopardy protections in post-conviction hearings on an inmate’s mental competency. The decision below, which held for the capital defendant, is reversed and remanded in a unanimous opinion by Justice Ginsburg, available here.

The Court has released a per curiam opinion in CSX Transportation v. Hensley (08-1034). The decision below, which held for the employee, is reversed and remanded.  Justice Stevens filed a dissenting opinion and Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion.  The opinion is available here.