A Ban The Court Would Love to Avoid

On June 1, the Trump Administration filed its application to stay the Fourth Circuit’s preliminary injunction against the attempted travel ban and petition for cert in the case.  While this is only the Supreme Court’s first potential entry point into this dispute, it marks an opportunity for the Court to rule on a central item…

Odd Couples (and Trios)

With eight Justices voting on the majority of cases this Term, who are known to often split their votes along ideological lines, there were and are bound to be several unique repercussions.  The Justices had and have the option of evenly splitting their votes and leaving lower court opinions as they stand.  They also can seek…