“A Quiet Docket May Be Just the Right Medicine for the Supreme Court”

Adam Liptak for the NYT:

The current docket may appear a little sleepy. But additional cases could change that. Before the new term ends next June, the court may hear cases on partisan gerrymandering, whether a federal employment discrimination law protects gay and transgender people and the fate of a federal program that protects immigrants brought to the United States as children.

There is good reason to think that a Justice Kavanaugh, or any other justice appointed by Mr. Trump, might vote differently from Justice Kennedy on all three issues.

“We are headed for a whole new world,” Irv Gornstein, the executive director of the Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown University, said at a recent news briefing. “The only real questions are how far are we going to go and how fast are we going to get there.”


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