Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Ricci v. DeStefano

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1428 2d Cir. Apr 22, 2009
Tr.
Jun 29, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008

Issue: Whether municipalities may decline to certify results of an exam that would make disproportionately more white applicants eligible for promotion than minority applicants, due to fears that certifying the results would lead to charges of racial discrimination.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 29, 2009.

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