Supreme Court Holds Off On Rulings On Affirmative Action, Voting Rights And Gay Marriage

Court Passes On Major Decisions Again

The Supreme Court did not make major rulings on voting rights, affirmative action or gay marriage Thursday.

The court has two days left in June to announce decisions. The court typically recesses at the end of June; however, the court can add more days if it so chooses.

The court has yet to rule on Fisher v. University of Texas, challenging the school's affirmative action policy; Shelby County v. Holder, challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act; and cases on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

The court ruled Thursday for American Express in a dispute with merchants, saying that the merchants could not band together for a class action lawsuit.

SCOTUSBlog has predicted that decision on gay marriage could come on June 26 or 27.

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