Today’s SCOTUS decisions: important stuff

With all the bizarre political news and bad economic forecasts dominating today’s headlines, a series of really important U.S. Supreme Court rulings have gotten little notice.

They include decisions on issues as varied as:

• Police stop-and-frisk measures (Arizona v. Johnson: 07-1122)
• Workplace sexual harassment protections (Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville: 06-1595)
• Pension benefits for divorcing couples (Kennedy v. Plan Administrators for Dupont Savings: 07-636)
• Disclosure responsibilities for district attorneys (Van de Kamp v. Goldstein: 07-854)
• Uranium dumping contracts (US v. Eurodif: 07-1059)

The SCOTUS blog has great summaries of the cases and links to the court’s full decisions. Check it out here.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.