Dressed to the Nines: What's Next for the Nine-Justice Supreme Court? [April 10, 2017]   [open pdf - 131KB]

"Following the Senate's confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court, the nominee is expected to be sworn in as the 101 st Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, marking the first time in over a year that the Supreme Court will be fully staffed with nine Justices. […] In addition to any cases the Court may hear reargument on in Fall 2017, the Court has already granted certiorari to several other potentially important cases, including 'Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis', a case regarding whether contracts requiring individual arbitration of labor disputes prevent class and collective action proceedings to enforce provisions of the National Labor Relations Act. Moreover, it is expected that the litigation surrounding the Trump Administration's revised executive order regarding certain travel restrictions and refugee resettlement may reach the Supreme Court in the near the future. In other words, while Supreme Court watchers have noted the low volume of cases on the Court's current docket and the relative dearth of high-profile cases currently before the Court, it appears that, with a ninth Member, the nature of the Court's work may soon change."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, April 10, 2017
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