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Narrow Rulings Reveal Wide Gulfs Between Justices

Law360 (July 2, 2018, 9:54 PM EDT) -- With the Supreme Court largely punting on deciding the issues at the center of some of its biggest cases this term, the justices turned to concurrences to fight for the future of the law.

Faced with majority opinions of little to no precedential value, the court’s liberal and conservative wings have taken matters into their own hands, writing separate concurrences aimed at steering lower courts to their preferred outcomes on hotly contested issues.

A demonstrator supports baker Jack Phillips outside the Supreme Court during December arguments in the...
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