Monday, November 8, 2010

Cert denied

The Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari this morning in Baldwin. So the next step for that case will instead be in the Ninth Circuit, some time in 2011.

UPDATE: As Lyle Denniston reports, it is notable that the Court's order denying cert did not note any recusals. This presumably means that Justice Kagan participated in the decision, and that she will not recuse when and if the issue ultimately reaches the Court on the merits.