CA3 reversed in Bond


John Singer Sargent’s painting Gassed, referenced in the opening sentence of today’s opinion.

The Supreme Court this morning decided Bond v. United States, the lone cert grant from CA3 this term. Opinion here. CA3 was reversed 9-0, again, with Roberts writing for the court and the other 3 conservatives concurring in the judgment.

Update: NYT coverage here, reaction on Volokh Conspiracy here, noting, “It is worth noting that this is one of the few cases that has gone to the Supreme Court twice. Even more unusually, Carol Anne Bond prevailed both times without losing a single justice’s vote.”  Most unusual of all is the fact that both times the Court reversed unanimous panel decisions.