VIDEO: Supreme Court Expected To Announce Rulings On Abortion, Immigration
By Bill Mears, FOX NEWS // June 19, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: The Supreme Court is set this week to begin announcing decisions on roughly a dozen remaining cases, including contentious ones on abortion and immigration. (FOX NEWS Video)
(FOX NEWS) – The Supreme Court is set this week to begin announcing decisions on roughly a dozen remaining cases, including contentious ones on abortion and immigration.
The rulings will be released from the bench starting Monday, with the high court typically waiting until the last week of June to announce those on the most contentious issues, in a tradition known as “spring flood” and just before the justices go on summer recess.
Rulings on this season’s slate of cases were complicated by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia — leaving the bench with four remaining conservative justices and four liberal ones.
“Eight, as you know, is not a good number for a multi-member court,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recent said. “That means no opinions and no precedential value; an equal division is essentially the same as a denial of review.”
Such ties mean a default victory for the party that won at the lower court, but only in states covered by that appeals court’s jurisdiction.