The Volokh Conspiracy
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Today the Supreme Court decided two cases 5-4 along traditional right-left lines.
In Abbott v. Perez, the Court largely rejected a district court's conclusion that Texas had engaged in unlawful racial gerrymandering.
In Ohio v. American Express, the Court rejected a claim that American Express had violated antitrust law and held that courts must consider both sides of two-sided markets when evaluating antitrust claims under the rule of reason.
Although both of these cases involved fairly traditional line-ups, we've seen quite a few different constellations in decisions this term, some of which I've noted in prior posts.
According to Kim Robinson, there have been 20 different opinion lineups this term.
Just saw this! We are right at 20 different vote breakdowns for the term. pic.twitter.com/paDngsKjog
— Kimberly Robinson (@KimberlyRobinsn) June 25, 2018
Stay tuned, as the Court has four more decisions to release this term, including the "travel ban" case.