Thursday, April 30, 2015
S.Ct. hears 2 'hot button' cases
The U.S. Supreme Court just completed oral argument on two of its most controversial cases: One of these involved Oklahoma's new execution-drug protocol. The other involved legal gay marriage. Expect 5-4 (or at best 6-3) decisions in both cases. Based on his prior decisions, I predict the swing-vote, Justice Kennedy will vote with the Court's liberals (Sotomayor, Kagan, Ginsburg and Breyer) against Okla. and for gay marriage. Chief Justice Roberts may surprise observers by also voting with the liberals. Stay tuned for the decision which will be releases some time in late May or June.