The U.S. Supreme Court will return to the bench tomorrow, and many court watchers feel the supremes will use this day to issue the opinion in the closely watched District of Columbia v. Heller case.
The Justices issued four decisions today, including rulings that vacated the $2.5 billion punitive damages award resulting from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and that struck down under the Eighth Amendment a Louisiana law permitting capital punishment for defendants convicted of child rape.Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle (07-411) is available here.
So, it is likely Heller comes down tomorrow. Of course, the opinion isn't going to satisfy everyone -- of that I am convinced. No matter which way it goes, get ready to settle in for another 10-15 years of court argument trying to "define" what exactly the Supreme Court will have meant with its decision.
Isn't the law fun?