By the way, today is the end of the 2006/2007 Supreme Court term. What that typically means is the release of the last few pending rulings, usually very close and controversial ones. Two cases I’m particularly interested in are Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation and Morse v Frederick. The first one is an important standing doctrine case. AP reports that the court denied taxpayer standing for establishment clause cases by a 5-4 vote, with Alito writing the majority opinion. The opinion is not yet available on the Court’s website, though, so I haven’t seen it. Not a good outcome though.
The second case is the infamous Bong Hits 4 Jesus case. Sandefur emailed me to say the ruling went the wrong way (in favor of the school rather than the student) but I have not seen either the ruling or the breakdown, only that Roberts wrote the opinion. More news as I get to see the rulings and more analysis over the next couple days as I read them, but it’s looking like it’s not a good day judicially.