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Evening round-up: Today’s opinion in United States v. Texas (and more)

This morning the Court issued a per curiam opinion in United States v. Texas, affirming by an equally divided Court the Fifth Circuit’s decision blocking the implementation of the Obama administration’s deferred-action policy for some undocumented immigrants.  Lyle Denniston covered the ruling for this blog. Other early coverage comes from Eyder Peralta of NPR, Mark Walsh of Education Week, Pete Williams of NBC News, Lydia Wheeler and Jordan Fabian of The Hill, Ariane de Vogue and Tal Kopan of CNN, Adam Liptak and Michael Shear of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes and William Branigin of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Mark Sherman of the Associated Press, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post, Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal, and Bill Mears of Fox News.

Early commentary comes from Dale Wilcox for The Hill, Antonio Olivio and Pamela Constable of The Washington Post, Soumya Karlamangla for the Los Angeles Times, Adolfo Flores of BuzzFeed, as well as Adrian Carrasquillo, Ilya Shapiro at Cato at Liberty, Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress, as well as Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Ilya Somin for The Volokh Conspiracy, as well as Jonathan Adler, Dara Lind at Vox, Lisa Soronen for National Conference of State Legislatures Blog, Leland Beck for Federal Regulations Advisor, Matt Ford of The Atlantic, Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog, KoKo Ye Huang for The National Law Review, and Phillip Pemberton for Ogletree Deakins blog.

The Court also issued its decision today in three cases consolidated under the caption Birchfield v. North Dakota. It ruled that states can require suspected drunk drivers to take a breath test, but not a blood test, without a warrant. Coverage of the opinion comes from Amy Howe for this blog, Lydia Wheeler of The Hill, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Sam Hananel of the Associated Press, and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, with commentary coming from Orin Kerr for The Volokh Conspiracy.

In Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, an equally divided Court affirmed a lower-court decision holding that tribal courts have jurisdiction over tort claims against non-members. Coverage of the opinion comes from Lawrence Hurley of Reuters and commentary from Victoria Massie of Vox and Ross Runkel of Ross Runkel Report.

[Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to Dollar General.]

Recommended Citation: Molly Runkle, Evening round-up: Today’s opinion in United States v. Texas (and more), SCOTUSblog (Jun. 23, 2016, 6:45 PM),