Supreme Court sides with veteran and Texas landowner in separate rulings

The Supreme Court released opinions on Tuesday in two cases argued earlier this term, rendering favorable rulings for a veteran plaintiff seeking educational benefits and a Texas landowner in a takings dispute.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson authored the first opinion of the day, a 7-2 decision that sided with veteran James Rudisill in his effort to take advantage of education benefits available under the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Rudisill served in the Army on three separate occasions between 2000 and 2011.

The majority decision in Rudisill v. McDonough reversed a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision, which has jurisdiction over veterans’ claims.

Justice Clarence Thomas, who was back at the high court on Tuesday after an unexplained absence on Monday, dissented along with Justice Samuel Alito. Thomas argued
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