Because today wasn’t busy enough, the Solicitor General filed a reply, urging the Court to grant its cert petition in United States v. Texas. Of note, in a footnote the Solicitor General rejected the need to address the constitutional question.
Respondents briefly attempt (Opp. i, 37) to inject a constitutional question into this case. Neither court below addressed that argument, which has no independent content and merely recapitulates respondents’ unavailing statutory argument.
“No independent content,” huh?