Prediction: The convention wisdom (which I see no reason to depart from) suggests that the Court will rule 5-3 (Justice Kagan is recused) that the affirmative action policy violates the Fourteenth Amendment. Opinion author is likely to be Justice Kennedy.
Prediction: Chief Justice Roberts will write for a 5-4 majority that the VRA is unconstitutional.
Prediction: A majority of the Court will decide that Hollingsworth does not have standing to defend Prop 8. As a result, the Court will not rule on the merits. Same sex marriage will remain legal in California, but the ruling will be limited and won't apply elsewhere.
Prediction: BLAG will have standing, and the Court will strike down DOMA. However, I won't be surprised to see a plurality opinion on the reasoning.
Prediction: A narrow majority of the Court will rule that denial of the development permit was not a taking.
Prediction: Personally, I've love to see the Court reverse the South Carolina Supreme Court's ruling, but I am pessimistic that this will happen. It seems more likely they will affirm and let the biological father keep the child.
Prediction: Justice Alito will write for a 5-4 majority and reverse the First Circuit.
Prediction: The Court will reverse the Fifth Circuit, finding that Congress did not have the authority to require the defendant to register as a sex offender.
Prediction: The Court will reverse in a unanimous decision.
Prediction: A 5-4 majority will reverse and find that the retaliation provision requires a plaintiff to prove but-for causation.
Prediction: A 7-2 majority will affirm the lower court's decision.