But the chief justice is “studying” whether the court needs its own ethics code, Justice Elena Kagan says.
The Supreme Court justice called the limits “pure discrimination,” but he and other conservatives agreed not to take the case.
Is the Bladensburg Peace Cross unconstitutional or a secular honor to World War I heroes?
A divided court ruled for an Alabama inmate who cannot remember his crime.
As a government lawyer, Kagan fought to preserve a similar memorial. On the bench, she has vigorously backed the separation of church and state.
Justices say that a deceased judge’s vote shouldn’t have been counted in 9th Circuit ruling.
The ruling is sharply critical of how prosecutors, including future Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, handled a non-prosecution agreement with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
In an opinion written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the justices ruled unanimously for a man whose Land Rover was seized after he sold a small amount of drugs.
The chief justice said a Texas court did not comply with instructions in reviewing an inmate’s mental health.
He agreed with the court’s decision not to take the case, but questions 1964 N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
It was the first time the 85-year-old justice had attended an oral argument since her December cancer surgery.
Opponents said the question, not asked of all households since 1950, could lead to an undercount of the U.S. population.
It’s likely she will be on the bench Tuesday when the court resumes its oral argument schedule.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sided for now with liberals on an abortion case, and the positions of Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh became clearer.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joins court’s liberals in granting stay to abortion providers.