The Supreme Court of the United States has concluded its term, deciding the four remaining cases.
On McDonald v. Chicago, the Court has decided that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution is, indeed, incorporated. That means that the power of state and local governments to limit it by statute, ordinance, or regulation is greatly circumscribed
On Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the Court has affirmed the ability of public colleges to limit access to student organizations.
On Bilski v. Kappos!, the Court has decided that the machine or transformation test is insufficient to grant a patent. This limits the execrable business method patents although it does not eliminate them altogether.
On Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB, the Court has struck down a provision of Sarbanes-Oxley, namely the limitations on the power to remove the members of the board on separation of powers grounds. I wish they’d struck down the whole thing.
I’m generally pretty gratified with these results although in the last two cases I wish the Court had gone farther.