Dateline: July 5, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it has upheld a lower court decision in the Brown v. Texas case. The case involved the state’s right to discriminate on the basis of ability in its hiring procedures. The justices voted 3-1 to uphold the lower court ruling affirming this right.
It was the first case to be decided by a majority vote since 2019, when the court had five justices. Since then, every vote had been 2-2.
The Senate majority leader said she hoped this would quiet the increasing demands for the Senate to hold hearings on at least one of the president’s nominees so that the court could once again have an odd number of justices.
Steve Weinstein, San Luis Obispo