Tea leaf reading from my colleague Leah Litman:
This (ordinarily) would mean the opinion assignment in Gill (from the October sitting) went to…
The Chief Justice or Justice Gorsuch. https://t.co/NFxkSp5yOS
— Leah Litman (@LeahLitman) April 24, 2018
Let me lay out a marker and say that if the Chief has it, I think he’s more likely to be the sixth vote to rein in partisan gerrymandering than the fifth to kill it.
UPDATE: Another, less rosy possibility: Maybe we get another 4-1-4 like Vieth, and Roberts is writing a Scalia-like plurality of nonjusticiability and there is no majority decision.