Supreme Court Issues Opinions

Five separate cases decided.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued their opinions in the following cases:

Financial Oversight Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC had the Court unanimously uphold the current structure of the Federal Oversight Board. Therefore, the president is able to appoint members without Senate consent. 

In the case of Nasrallah v. Barr the court was split 7-2 and ruled that courts are able to review an immigrant’s challenge to a denial of application to a stay of deportation.

GE Energy Power Conversion v. Outokumpu Stainless once again had the court rule unanimously that companies that had not signed an arbitration agreement are still able to compel arbitration under some circumstances.

The case of Thole v. U.S. Bank N.A. split the court in a 5-4 vote stating that those who participate in a defined-benefit retirement plan with a guaranteed fixed monthly payment do not have the standing to bring a lawsuit against those who manage the plan, according to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 

Lastly, arguments in Banister v. Davis led the court to a 7-2 decision that a motion in habeas court (a court to determine appeals for imprisonment) to alter or amend a previous judgment does not count as a second or successive petition for freedom. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would use the Supreme Court to increase justice in the U.S.
  • For the Justices of the Court to be protected from COVID-19
  • For wisdom for the Justices of the Court in future decisions. 

Sources: Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog


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