Most Americans probably wouldn't take much notice of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision.
That would be a mistake.
In a 5-4 vote, the court's conservative wing reversed precedent and found that a state enjoys sovereign immunity from lawsuits filed in other states.
In this case—which has been dragging on for years—the ruling meant a private party cannot file a lawsuit in Nevada against another state—California. It's a reversal of 40 years of established law that said states enjoy no such immunity.
While this case might not mean much to most of us, the implications are important to everyone.
This is a new court and the conservative majority—including two justices appointed by President Donald Trump — are not going to be bound by the past.
As Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in his dissent, "Today's decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the court will overrule next."
Roe v. Wade for example?
We can't predict the future. But the pro-life community could easily see this as a positive move.