A “view” from the Courtroom: Elonis and other June 1 decisions

The monthly calendar has turned to June, and with twenty-five merits decisions left going into today, the end of the term is coming into focus.
The Court takes the bench this morning with Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor absent. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the first opinion of the day, in Mellouli v. Lynch. It’s a seven-to-two decision clarifying when a non-citizen, in this case a lawful permanent resident, may be deported because of a misdemeanor state conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Justice Ginsburg is wearing one of her more elaborate jabots today, though not the same one she donned in a photo in this morning’s edition of The Washington Post, along with an item about the wedding ceremony — of opera singer Alyson Cambridge and lawyer Timothy Eloe – over which she presided on Saturday.

Original SCOTUS article

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