The NY Times veteran court reporter, Linda Greenhouse, wrote yesterday
that we can expect the Supremes to hand down their remaining ten decisions next Monday and Thursday. These include the Michigan affirmative action cases (Grutter and Gratz).
Barring a late request by one of the justices to address an opposing view in an opinion still circulating, Greenhouse expects Chief Justice William Rehnquist to end the term by next Thursday, June 26. That is when he is due to attend the annual conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Therefore, we will know fairly soon whether or not our civil rights depend upon the color of our skin or on our individual standing as citizens of the United States.