What Happens If U.S. Supreme Court Decisions End In A Tie?

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The Supreme Court bench has nine seats, but now with a vacant seat, there’s room for a tie. So what happens when the court’s vote ends in a tie?

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Major Supreme Court Cases in 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/us/major-supreme-court-cases-in-2015.html
“Lethal Injection: The court decided in Glossip v. Gross that states may use a drug linked to apparently botched executions to carry out death sentences.”

Supreme Court Justices’ Recusal Decisions Should be Transparent and Reviewable
http://www.afj.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/recusal-afj-one_pager.pdf
“It is a basic precept that no one should be a judge in his or her own case.”

The Supreme Court of the United States
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“The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the nation. ”

Court’s Tie Vote Sustains Swatch Against Costco
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/business/14costco.html
“The Supreme Court said Monday that it deadlocked, 4-4, and would not decide a copyright infringement case involving the discount warehouse chain Costco Wholesale over the resale of imported Swiss watches made by a Swatch Group unit.”

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