Today’s Rulings

by Ed Whelan

The Supreme Court will be issuing rulings today at 10 a.m.. I will update this post to provide quick news on the results. (For the initial news, I will be relying on SCOTUSblog.) I will reserve any extended commentary for later posts.


Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie (Fourth Amendment issues on cellphone privacy)—Chief Justice opinion (single opinion for both cases). Broad protection for privacy. Unanimous (on result; separate Alito opinion).

ABC v. Aereo (copyright protection against Internet broadcast of television program)—Breyer ruling; 6-3 victory for ABC/copyright holders; Scalia dissent. Huge loss for Aereo.

Fifth Third (ERISA issue)—Breyer opinion; unanimous