The Supreme Court finished its June calendar on Wednesday, the last oral arguments until September. No hearings in July and August is the norm.
With the hiatus, it’s an appropriate time to look at what’s in the court’s opinion pipeline. Below are the current number of argued, undecided cases and — because of the 90-day rule and the regular Monday and Thursday filing days — the probable last day for opinions to issue in each calendar’s cases. Included are links to posts that give information about the cases.
There are 25 cases in the pipeline. One year ago, the summer pipeline had 30 cases.
April calendar: five opinions to be filed by July 1.
Early-May calendar: five opinions to be filed by August 2. Because of post-argument briefing, which has still not been completed, the opinion in a sixth case — Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc. — could file as late as September 13.
Late-May calendar: seven opinions to be filed by August 16.
June calendar: seven opinions to be filed by August 30.