The Justices will release “one or more” opinions next Monday, May 16th.
The justices met privately for the first time since the leaked Roe opinion draft, according to the Associated Press.
The Court did not disclose what was discussed, but SCOTUSblog announced the opinion day shortly after. By custom, only the justices attended the meeting with no aides or other staff allowed.
NEW: Next Monday will be a Supreme Court opinion day. Starting at 10 a.m. EDT, the court expects to issue one or more decisions in argued cases from the current term.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) May 12, 2022
Conservatives and legal experts called for a quick release of the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case after the leak, saying it would avoid exposing the court to intimidation tactics and public pressure.
But there has been no indication of which opinions will be issued. There are 37 cases that were argued during the fall, winter, and spring that could be decided on Monday.
Among them are some notable cases, including the first time in 11 years the court will review a significant Second Amendment case.
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen will determine the rights of states to regulate the public carrying of firearms.
Also significant, Carson v. Makin will tackle whether Maine has violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause by prohibiting students participating in a generally available student-aid program from choosing to attend religious schools using their aid.