No Prop 8 or DOMA Rulings Today from Supreme Court


The Supreme Court did not issue opinions today on either the Proposition 8 or DOMA cases.

The Court announced it would be back in session at 10am Tuesday for more rulings, and one more day after that.

SCOTUS did rule 7-1 on an Affirmative Action case, sending the case back to a lower court for another look:

… Strict scrutiny does not permit a court to accept a school's assertion that its admissions process uses race in a permissible way without closely examining how the process works in practice, yet that is what the District Court and Fifth Circuit did here. The Court vacates the Fifth Circuit's judgment. But fairness to the litigants and the courts that heard the case requires that it be remanded so that the admissions process can be considered and judged under a correct analysis. In determining whether summary judgment in the University's favor was appropriate, the Fifth Circuit must assess whether the University has offered sufficient evidence to prove that its admissions program is narrowly tailored to obtain the educational benefits of diversity. …
Here is that opinion.

Posted June 24, 2013 at 10:25am ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel