Category Archives: OT 2011

2011 Major Opinion Announcements Posted

The Court today released recordings of its opinion announcements for the 2011 term. Oyez is in the process of posting these. Last term’s major cases are now available, including: — The Affordable Care Act Cases — United States v. Alvarez — Arizona v. United States — Miller v. Alabama Transcripts of the opinion announcements are … Continue reading 2011 Major Opinion Announcements Posted

Opinion Announcements

With the momentous opinions this week in the Affordable Care Act cases and the Arizona immigration case, we’ve already received requests to post the bench statements by the justices. Unfortunately, the Court does not release recordings of these sessions to the National Archives until the beginning of the following term, usually sometime in October. We … Continue reading Opinion Announcements

The Winning Argument

Case: The Affordable Care Act Cases The blockbuster decision by the Court to uphold the controversial Individual Mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act relied on an argument that, until today, most of the media had entirely overlooked. During the last 10 minutes of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s argument in March on the Individual Mandate, … Continue reading The Winning Argument

Court Finds Most of the Affordable Care Act Constitutional

Case: The Affordable Care Act Cases The Court today issued a long, complex decision in the closely watched cases dealing with President Obama’s signature healthcare reform legislation. Oyez is working to assemble a simplified summary of the conclusion, but most provisions, including the controversial Individual Mandate, were upheld.

Follow the Healthcare Opinion Announcements Live

The Court doesn’t allow live broadcasts of its proceedings, and it won’t release the audio recordings of tomorrow’s opinion announcements until October, but you can still get play-by-play coverage of the Court’s decisions from our friends at SCOTUSblog, who will be live-blogging the Court’s session tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EDT.

Court Strikes Down Most of Controversial Immigration Law

The Supreme Court today rejected most of the state of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law as unconstitutionally infringing on the Federal government’s powers. While most of the law was struck down, one provision, which allows state law enforcement personell to inquire about immigration status where there is reasonable suspicion that an individual might be in … Continue reading Court Strikes Down Most of Controversial Immigration Law