Three decisions today, one in a case that has received some attention.
AID v. Alliance for Open Society (does funding condition requiring that organization have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking violate First Amendment?): Condition violates First Amendment. 6-2 opinion by Chief, with Scalia and Thomas in dissent. This one should be interesting.
Descamps v. U.S. (Armed Career Criminal Act): Kagan opinion, 8-1
American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant (Federal Arbitration Act): waiver of class action enforceable in arbitration; 5-3 ideological divide; opinion by Scalia. (This leaves the Chief as likely author of Voting Rights Act ruling in Shelby County.)
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