Link is to today’s Supreme Court order list.
On it, the Supreme Court entered a stay of the District Court’s injunction of the administration’s military transgender policy, allowing the policy to go into effect while the Ninth Circuit and possibly the Supreme Court considers appeals in the case. The Supreme did deny certiorari before judgement, meaning they will not consider the case until the Ninth Circuit completes its appellate review of the case.
Also on the order list, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the above linked case.
Issue : Whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits is consistent with the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause and the constitutional right to travel.
I fully expect the Supreme Court to reverse the Second Circuit and strike down this clearly unconstitutional statute.
There was one ruling in an argued case today, the judgement as follows:
Holding : The sale of an invention to a third party who is obligated to keep the invention confidential may place the invention “on sale” for purposes of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which bars a person from receiving a patent on an invention that was “in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective filing date of the claimed invention,” 35 U. S. C. §102(a)(1).
Judgment : Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on January 22, 2019.
(Note: It was the Federal Circuit that was affirmed.)