June 19, 2006

No Opinions in Texas or Vermont Cases Today. Some Hints on Who is Writing Those Opinions

The Supreme Court did not issue opinions today in the Texas redistricting case or the Vermont campaign finance case. We expect 16 more sets of opinions from the Court, and the next opportunity for opinions is Thursday.

Marty Lederman just called me with the following observation. He notes that Justices Kennedy and Breyer are the only Justices who have not authored opinions from the February session (in which both the Texas and Vermont cases were argued). Marty says that anything is possible, and there may be multiple opinions, but his guess at this point is that Kennedy and Breyer are each the lead author of one of these opinions.

Tune in again Thursday.

Posted by Rick Hasen at June 19, 2006 07:46 AM