The timing of Supreme Court opinions under Chief Justice Roberts

This Post article discusses the timing of opinions under Chief Justice Roberts and something unusual about the Court’s current term.

For the first time under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court failed to issue opinions before Thanksgiving in any of the cases that were argued in recent months.

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With new Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the mix, it also is possible that the justices are moving a bit more slowly while they allow their new colleague to get her bearings. On the other hand, Sotomayor has proved to be an adept and eager questioner during arguments.

The court returns to work Monday and could issue opinions in the coming week.

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