The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari today in the following cases :

June Medical Serv. v. Gee, No. 18-1323; Gee v. June Medical Serv., No. 18-1460: (1) Whether the Fifth Circuit’s decision upholding Louisiana’s law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital conflicts with this Court’s binding precedent in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, 136 S. Ct. 2292 (2016). (2) Can abortion providers be presumed to have third-party standing to challenge health and safety regulations on behalf of their patients absent a “close” relationship with their patients and a “hindrance” to their patients’ ability to sue on their own behalf? (3) Are objections to prudential standing waivable (per the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits) or non-waivable (per the D.C., Second, and Sixth Circuits)?

U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Assn., No. 18-1584; Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC v. Cowpasture River Assn., No. 18-1587: Whether the Forest Service has authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail within national forests.

United States v. Sineneng-Smith, No. 19-67: Whether the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in violation of 8 U.S.C. §§1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) and (B)(i), is facially unconstitutional.