Starting this week, I will be publishing a weekly summary of the Supreme Court’s proceedings. These “briefs” will be published over the weekend and will review the events that took place at the Court over the past week, including Orders, Oral Arguments, and any published Opinions. Check in every weekend for your rundown of what happened at the Supreme Court and for a brief snapshot of what is on the next week’s schedule.
The Supreme Court had an incredibly busy past few days. The Court granted certiorari in five cases, three of which concern employment discrimination rights for LGBTQ+ and transgender employees. It heard oral argument in seven cases (the last arguments of the term), including the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census and a Fourth Amendment challenge to a state law allowing a blood draw from an unconscious motorist. Finally, the Court released an opinion with significant ramifications in the context of arbitration agreements, and also dismissed a case from its docket as improvidently granted. This is the Brief for the week of April 22.