The Big Surprise of the New Supreme Court Term

The first Monday in October is tomorrow, and that means the opening of a new Supreme Court Term. A lot of press reports have focused on the many interesting cases that the Court will hear in its first month. But the press reports have not mentioned the biggest surprise so far: With just a few hours to go before the new Term, there hasn’t been a single leak yet. No discussions among the Justices about how they might be leaning in Kiobel. No reports of new summary reversals. No stories of experiences teaching in Europe over the summer. Nothing — nada, zip, zilch. It’s eery.