No VRA section 5 opinion today

SCOTUSblog is reporting that Shelby County, the case about section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, is not one of today’s opinions.  So stay tuned for Thursday (or before, if the Court announces another opinion day.  There are six cases left, including the Prop 8 & DOMA cases, and Shelby County).

Fisher (the University of Texas admissions case) was decided today.  I haven’t had time to read it just yet, but the Court reportedly reversed the Fifth Circuit and returned the case for a more rigorous application of strict scrutiny.  The opinion is here.

Let the prognostication about whether Fisher is/is not/should be/shouldn’t be an omen, begin.


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