The U.S. Supreme Court is having difficulty getting opinions out, perhaps because the health care opinion is clogging the flow of work. The court issued two opinions today, leaving 17 for next Monday. According to the SCOTUSblog, it will not add any decision days this week.
The court reversed a grant of habeas corpus in the 6th Circuit and affirmed Elgin v. Dept. of Treasury, holding that the Civil Service Reform Act impliedly precludes federal district courts from having jurisdiction over constitutional claims for equitable relief brought by federal employees.
It granted review in Evans v. Michigan, a double jeopardy case, and in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, a SEC Rule 10b-5 issue involving class actions.