Coming into June and the Supreme Court still has 29 cases pending with only four scheduled days to knock them out, Mondays (June 4, 11, 18, 25) So most likely we will be getting additional decisions days and likely before the final week. I would not be surprised if an extra decision day or days are added the week of the 18th as well as the week of the 25th.
4 of those cases are blockbuster cases and quite a few more are high profile cases, so it will be a very interesting upcoming month.
I would not be at all surprised if we get Masterpiece Cakeshop on Monday the 4th, as the Supreme Court likes to spread out blockbuster cases and M.C. has been pending since December. And if not M.C., then Gill v Whitford, which has been pending since October. And I believe the case we don’t get on the 4th will likely come on the 11th.
I believe that Trump v Hawaii will likely be the last decision announced this term.
I have listed all pending cases below.
October sitting: (1 case pending)
Gill v Whitford (Wisconsin redistricting)
November sitting: (0 cases pending)
December sitting: (2 cases pending)
Carpenter v United States (4th Amendment cell phone records case)
Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission (Public accommodation v 1st Amendment)
January sitting: (4 cases pending)
Florida v Georgia (original jurisdiction water wars case)
Texas v New Mexico and Colorado (original jurisdiction water wars case)
Husted v A. Philip Randolph Institute (Legality of Ohio’s voter list maintenance procedures)
Ortiz v United States (Appointments Clause case) (2 other cases joined to this case)
February sitting: (6 cases pending)
Currier v Virginia (Double jeopardy case)
Rosales-Mireles v United States (Standard for “plain error” review in criminal appeals)
Janus v American Federal of Federal, State and Municipal Employees (Constitutionality of agency shop arrangements)
Ohio v American Express (Are AMEX’s “anti-steering” policies anti-competitive)
Lozman v City of Riviera Beach, Florida (Retaliatory arrest)
Minnesota Voters Alliance v Mansky (Is Minnesota’s ban on political apparel at polling places overbroad)
March sitting: (5 cases pending)
Sveen v Melin (Applicability of revocation on divorce statute to contract signed before marriage)
National Institution of Family and Life Advocates v Becerra (Does the California Reproductive FACT Act violate First Amendment free speech protections)
China Agritech v Resh (Regards tolling of statutes of limitations in class actions)
Hughes v United States (Is a prisoner who entered a plea agreement eligible for a sentence reduction if the applicable sentencing range guidelines are later reduced) (1 other case attached to this one)
Benisek v Lamone (Rules regarding standing in partisan gerrymandering cases)
April sitting: (11 cases pending)
Wisconsin Central Limited v United States (Regarding tax-ability of stock transferred to employees under the Railroad Retirement Act)
WesternGeco LLP v ION Geophysical Corp (Intellectual property case)
Lamar, Archer and Cofrin v Appling (Bankruptcy case)
South Dakota v Wayfair (Sales tax case)
Washington v United States (Indian fishing rights under previous Treaties)
Chavez-Meza v United States (Regarding how a District Court must explain its refusal to grant a proportional sentence reduction)
Lucia v SEC (Whether Administrative Law Judges are Officers of the United States under the Appointments Clause)
Pereira v Sessions (Regarding the “stop time” rule)
Abbott v Perez (Texas redistricting) (1 case attached to this case)
Animal Science Products v Hebei Pharmaceutical Company (Regarding interpretation of foreign law by United States Courts)
Trump v Hawaii (Trump’s E.O.)