Round-up of news on today’s opinions
on Jun 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm
The Court issued opinions this morning in three argued cases: Descamps v. United States, American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, and Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society. Early coverage of Descamps, in which the Court’s decision will make it more difficult for the federal government to use the details of a prior conviction to strengthen criminal sentences, comes from the Associated Press, Dylan Matthews of The Washington Post, and Barbara Leonard of Courthouse News Service.
In American Express Co., the Court gave a victory to the financial services corporation, ruling that retailers would need work through arbitration individually, rather than through class action, to resolve claims with American Express. Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Longstreth of Reuters, Brad Plumer of The Washington Post, and the Associated Press all have coverage.
In the final decision of the day, Agency for International Development, the Court held that the government cannot require aid organizations to explicitly oppose prostitution and sex trafficking to receive federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs overseas. Coverage comes from Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal, Josh Gerstein of POLITICO, Scott Neuman of NPR, and Mark Sherman of the Associated Press.