The Supreme Court of the United States announced one decision this morning:
Sossamon v. Texas, No. 08-1438: Petitioner, a Texas prison inmate, sued the State and prison officials, seeking, in part, monetary relief under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act for certain prison policies that prevented inmates on cell restriction for disciplinary infractions from attending religious services or using the prison chapel. The lower courts granted summary judgment to respondents on grounds of sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court today upheld those rulings, holding that the States did not consent to waive their sovereign immunity to private suits for money damages by accepting federal funds.
The Court's decision is available here.