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- Chief Justice Roberts is the only justice who has not handed down an opinion from the Supreme Court’s March or April sitting, a likely sign that he will write the majority opinion in the health care case. This fact tells us nothing about whether his opinion will follow the nearly 200 years of precedent establishing that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.
- The justices also turned down a case concerning a large cross displayed on public land in California, effectively preserving the separation of church and state for at least another few months.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, who allegedly put a fellow justice in a chokehold, has now asked every single member of his court to recuse themselves from his ethics case.
- A federal court struck down a Kentucky juvenile detention facility’s policy of forcing all the teenagers housed there to strip during intake.
- Joan Biskupic explains why the health care case is taking so long.
- And, finally, happy birthday to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who turned 58 yesterday.