Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for a majority of the court, concluded that the statute at issue was constitutional. Joining Ginsburg were Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented, joined by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. That’s not a lineup we’ve seen before, and I can’t imagine when we might see it again.
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