Supreme Court Issues Final Opinions of the Week

Three cases decided on Friday.

The Supreme Court issued its opinions on three more cases on Friday, bringing the week’s total up to six. In the case of the County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, the Court voted 6-to-3 in favor of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, stating that the Clean Water Act requires a permit for the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters, or any functional equivalent. 

The case of Barton v. Barr had the court split along ideological lines in their 5-to-4 opinion. The Court determined that any action that would keep an alien from being eligible for cancellation of a removal order does not need to be one of the offenses of removal. This action will make it more difficult for green card holders to remain in the U.S. if they have a criminal conviction. 

Lastly, in the case of Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, Inc., the Court ruled unanimously that the plaintiff in a trademark suit is able to receive lost profits from a trademark infringement, even without showing that the infringement was done willfully. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to keep the Justices of the Court healthy during this pandemic.
  • For the Court to have wisdom on the best cases to hear in the future.
  • For wisdom from above as the Justices deliberate on future opinions. 

Sources:, SCOTUSblog


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