Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect additional orders from the January 19 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Monday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9:25 a.m.

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Sitting Docket Title(link to Wiki page) Issue Argument(link to transcript) Decision(link to opinion)
17A745Rucho v. Common Cause (Opinion by )
17-515CNH Industrial N.V. v. ReeseWhether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit misinterpreted the Supreme Court's decision in M & G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, thus creating a conflict with the decisions of other circuits and within the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit itself, by employing rules of contract interpretation explicitly repudiated in Tackett to deem a general duration clause in the collective bargaining agreement ambiguous, and then using extrinsic evidence to hold the healthcare benefits of the retiree class vested for life. (Opinion by )
17-225Garco Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of the ArmyWhether Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co. and Auer v. Robbins should be overruled. (Opinion by )
17-965Trump v. Hawaii(1) Whether the respondents’ challenge to the president’s suspension of entry of aliens abroad is justiciable; (2) whether the proclamation – which suspends entry, subject to exceptions and case-by-case waivers, of certain categories of aliens abroad from eight countries that do not share adequate information with the United States or that present other risk factors – is a lawful exercise of the president’s authority to suspend entry of aliens abroad; (3) whether the global injunction barring enforcement of the proclamation’s entry suspensions worldwide, except as to nationals of two countries and as to persons without a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States, is impermissibly overbroad; and (4) whether the proclamation violates the establishment clause of the Constitution. (Opinion by )
17-942R. K. B. v. E. T.Whether the Indian Child Welfare Act defines “parent” in 25 U.S.C. § 1903(9) to include an unwed biological father who has not complied with state law rules to attain legal status as a parent. (Opinion by )
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