Final Shoes To Drop

Before announcing its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court released rulings strengthening the hands of property owners in regulatory disputes with government, and protecting the right of adoptive parents in disputes arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act. All three decisions today were made by 5-4 margins.

At the end of today’s session, the Court announced that tomorrow would be the term’s final day for the release of opinions. So that means decisions on the big same-sex marriage cases–involving challenges to Proposition 8 and to the Defense of Marriage Act–will be announced at 10:00 AM EDT tomorrow. Check out Katelyn Fosset’s primer on these two cases at Ten Miles Square.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.