Strange Lineup in the Batting Order

No blockbuster opinions from the Court today, but Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter gave us the following 5-4 decision:

Sotomayor, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Kagan in the majority; Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito in dissent.

You might never see that one again.

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  1. Joe says:

    The Confrontation Clause opinion probably doesn’t decide much with its hedging and plurality (4-1-4) but Kagan’s dissent is a charming reading, including reference to “constitutional geegaw” and quoting the plurality and saying “I couldn’t say it better myself.” Scalia joined it, splitting with Thomas, who agreed with much of its reasoning, but found some idiosyncratic reason to join the plurality.

    Law students are going to like reading her.