Interesting SCOTUS Lineup

Among the opinions handed down today by the Supreme Court was Abbott v. Abbott. The case involved the question of whether a ne exeat clause confers a “right of custody” within the meaning of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.  (More here.)  The Court answered “yes,” by a vote of 6-3, but the lineup was interesting.  Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion for the court, joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Ginsburg, Alito, and Sotomayor.  Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justices Thomas and Breyer.

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