“Scalia dissents” from NC Ultrasound Case

June 15th, 2015

In the orders, the Court denied certiorari on the North Carolina Ultrasound Case. With three words, and no opinion, “Justice Scalia dissents.”


A colleague noticed this similar odd notation from the orders two weeks ago, where Justice Sotomayor dissented from another case.


Is this a new pattern? I don’t recall seeing this before. Usually, a Justice “would grant” certiorari. The use of the word “dissent” is odd here.