The 2016–2017 Supreme Court session included rulings on professional practice issues and social justice matters. Two cases involved educational opportunities for handicapped children, and three cases involved psychological practice standards related to death penalty situations. Arbitration clauses in healthcare agreements were ruled binding. It was determined that both parents can be listed on birth certificates in same-sex families. Seventy percent of all rulings during the term were unanimous.
- Explain the major Supreme Court decisions of the 2016-2017 term and the impact the Court’s decisions will have on psychologists and their patients.
Smith, S. R. (2017). Supreme court 2016–2017: A new justice and term of surprising importance. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 43, 83–95.