**Originally posted Tuesday, bumped up for Thursday’s decision**
Thursday 6/28 Links:
FYI, Kennedy wanted to strike the entire act. Read his entire dissent from the bench, highly unusual for him.
CNN: What the health care ruling means to you [if Obama is re-elected]
Also today: Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor Act
Business Insider: Here’s How Obama Will Hear About The Supreme Court’s Healthcare Ruling
Tuesday’s previous links:
**Scroll down for updates**
With this being the last week of the Supreme Court’s term, both the ObamaCare and Arizona immigration cases will be handed down. This post is your open thread until we find out what the Supremes decide.
In the meantime, here are a few links to give you some assessments about what this very important week holds.
UPDATE 1030am ET: There will be no ObamaCare decision today but the decision on Arizona’s immigration bill was released, a mixed bag.
They also reversed a Montana campaign finance law, and determined that sentencing a minor to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional, cruel and unusual punishment.
From WonkWire, here’s a roundup of today’s decisions:
The Court has summarily overturned Montana’s strict campaign finance law limiting corporate election contribution in a 5 to 4 decision. Here is the one-page per curiam decision and the dissent from Justice Breyer.
The Court ruled 5 to 4 that sentencing a juvenile to life in prison without the possibility of parole violates the Eighth Amendment. Here is the opinion by Justice Kagan, with a concurring opinion by Justice Breyer, a dissenting opinion by Chief Justice Roberts, a dissenting opinion by Justice Thomas, and a dissenting opinion by Justice Alito.
The Court has invalidated most of the key provisions of SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law, saying they are preempted by federal law in a 5 to 3 ruling. This does not include one of the most controversial provisions that allows police officers to check a person’s immigration status. Here is the opinion by Justice Kennedy, with Justice Scalia concurring and dissenting in part, Justice Thomas concurring and dissenting in part, and Justice Alito concurring and dissenting in part. Justice Kagan did not take part in the case because she oversaw the federal government’s role in the case as Solicitor General.
The Court will not rule on the health care reform law today.
Looks like the rest of the decisions, including ObamaCare, will be decided Thursday, the last day of the term.