Three More Opinions in Alvarez and Union Pacific

December 8th, 2009

Alvarez v. Smith

BREYER, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and SCALIA, KENNEDY, THOMAS, GINSBURG, ALITO, and SO-TOMAYOR, JJ., joined, and in which STEVENS, J., joined as to Parts I and II. STEVENS, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part

Union Pacific R. Co. v. Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Gen. Comm. of Adjustment, Central Region
GINSBURG, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Beard v. Kindler (08-992): Vacated and remanded.  Chief Justice Roberts authored the opinion of the Court; Justice Kennedy concurred, joined by Justice Thomas.  Justice Alito took no part.

We will post the texts of the opinions as soon as they are available.  Lyle will post about the opinions after this morning’s oral argument in Black.