Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Salazar v. Buono

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-472 9th Cir. Oct 7, 2009
Apr 28, 2010 5-4 Kennedy OT 2009

Holding: In a highly fractured decision, the Court sent back for reconsideration a case in which Congress enacted legislation to transfer federal property containing a cross to a veterans organization in response to a prior court ruling that leaving the cross on federal property violated the Establishment Clause.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on April 28, 2010. Chief Justice Roberts concurred; Justice Alito concurred in part and concurred in the judgment; and Justice Scalia concurred in the judgment, joined by Justice Thomas. Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Justice Breyer also dissented.

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