A New Five-Justice Block on the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court issued two significant decisions today. In both decisions, the Chief Justice and Justice Kavanagh aligned fully with the Court’s three liberal justices, while disagreeing (at least in part) with Justices Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch. Justice Barrett did not participate in either decision as they were argued before she was confirmed to the Court.
The first decision came in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District, a personal jurisdiction case with significant implications for civil litigation. Justice Kagan wrote for the Court, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Breyer, Sotomay
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