No health care ruling will be handed down today. Instead we got...
-- A 5-4 decision that sentencing a minor to life without parole violates their 8th Amendment rights
-- A 5-4 decision striking down a Montana state law limiting corporate campaign contributions, thus strengthening the Citizen United ruling (since that was more federal and this ruling means states can not choose for themselves to restrict it further)
-- A 5-3 decision to strike most of Arizona's immigration law as an infringement upon the federal government. The bit about asking for proof of citizenship at traffic stops was not directly addressed and may be struck down in future racial profiling cases that were not part of this case. Justice Kagan sat this one out due to previous work on the case with the administration. The bits struck criminalized being in the country illegally and empowering state officers to arrest someone for immigration violations.
Health care to come on Thursday, I assume.
Edited, Jun 25th 2012 10:06am by Jophiel