U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Announcements

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A case in which the Court held that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.

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18-966 - Department of Commerce v. New York - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the Secretary of Commerce did not violate the Enumeration Clause or the Census Act in deciding to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire, but the district court was warranted in remanding the case to the agency where the evidence tells a story that does not match the Secretary’s explanation for his decision.
Jun 27, 2019
18-6210 - Mitchell v. Wisconsin - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2019
A case in which the Court vacated the judgment of the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirming the drunk-driving convictions of petitioner Mitchell, who was administered a warrantless blood test while he was unconscious, and remanded the case.
Jun 27, 2019
18-422 - Rucho v. Common Cause - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2019
A case in which the Court held that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.
Jun 27, 2019
18-422 - Rucho v. Common Cause - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2019
A case in which the Court held that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.
Jun 27, 2019
18-96 - Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a state’s regulation of liquor sales by granting licenses only to individuals or entities that have resided in-state for a specified time violates the dormant Commerce Clause and is not saved by the Twenty-First Amendment.
Jun 26, 2019
18-15 - Kisor v. Wilkie - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Auer v. Robbins, 519 U.S. 452 (1997), and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., 325 U.S. 410 (1945), which direct courts to defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation, are not overruled.
Jun 26, 2019
17-1672 - United States v. Haymond - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2019
A case in which the Court vacated the Tenth Circuit’s decision holding that 18 U.S.C. § 3583(k), which imposes a mandatory minimum punishment on a criminal defendant upon a finding by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant engaged in certain criminal conduct while under supervised release, violates the Fifth and Sixth Amendments.
Jun 26, 2019
18-481 - Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media - Opinion Announcement - June 24, 2019
A case in which the Court held that where commercial or financial information is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner and provided to the government under an assurance of privacy, the information is “confidential” within the meaning of Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4).
Jun 24, 2019
18-431 - United States v. Davis - Opinion Announcement - June 24, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the subsection-specific definition of “crime of violence” in 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(B)—which applies only in the limited context of a federal criminal prosecution for possessing, using or carrying a firearm in connection with acts comprising such a crime—is unconstitutionally vague.
Jun 24, 2019
18-302 - Iancu v. Brunetti - Opinion Announcement - June 24, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks, in Section 2(a), violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.
Jun 24, 2019
18-266 - The Dutra Group v. Batterton - Opinion Announcement - June 24, 2019
A case in which the Court held that punitive damages are not available to a Jones Act seaman in a personal injury lawsuit alleging a breach of the general maritime duty to provide a seaworthy vessel.
Jun 24, 2019
18-457 - North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the presence of in-state beneficiaries alone does not empower a state to tax trust income that has not been distributed to the beneficiaries where the beneficiaries have no right to demand that income and are uncertain to receive it.
Jun 21, 2019
17-9572 - Flowers v. Mississippi - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the trial court in this case committed clear error at Flowers’ sixth murder trial by concluding that the state’s peremptory strike of a particular black prospective juror was not motivated in substantial part by discriminatory intent.
Jun 21, 2019
17-9560 - Rehaif v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the “knowingly” provision of 18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(2) applies to both the possession and status elements of a § 922(g) crime.
Jun 21, 2019
17-647 - Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a government violates the Takings Clause when it takes property without compensation, and a property owner may bring a Fifth Amendment claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 at that time; the state-litigation requirement set forth in Williamson County Regional Planning Comm’n v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City, 473 U.S. 172 (1985), is overruled.
Jun 21, 2019
18-485 - McDonough v. Smith - Opinion Announcement - June 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the statute of limitations for the petitioner’s § 1983 fabricated evidence claim began to run when the criminal proceedings against him terminated in his favor—that is, when he was acquitted at the end of his second trial.
Jun 20, 2019
17-6086 - Gundy v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 20, 2019
A case in which the Court affirmed the judgment of the Second Circuit, below, that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act’s delegation of authority to the U.S. Attorney General to issue regulations under 42 U.S.C. § 16913 is not an unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority.
Jun 20, 2019
17-1717 - The American Legion v. American Humanist Association - Opinion Announcement - June 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the display and maintenance of a large memorial cross by a local government does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Jun 20, 2019
17-1717 - The American Legion v. American Humanist Association - Opinion Announcement - June 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the display and maintenance of a large memorial cross by a local government does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Jun 20, 2019
17-1705 - PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic Inc. - Opinion Announcement - June 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Fourth Circuit did not properly consider preliminary issues that determine whether a district court must accept the Federal Communication Commission's legal interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Jun 20, 2019
18-281 - Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill - Opinion Announcement - June 17, 2019
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether the district court in this case erred in finding that (1) race predominated over traditional districting factors in the construction of 11 districts, and (2) the Virginia House of Delegates did not satisfy its burden of showing the use of race was narrowly tailored to achieve the compelling state interest of compliance with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The Court instead dismissed the appeal, holding that the House of Delegates lacked standing to appeal the invalidation of Virginia’s redistricting plan.
Jun 17, 2019
17-646 - Gamble v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 17, 2019
A case in which the Court upheld its “separate sovereigns” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause.
Jun 17, 2019
17-1702 - Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck - Opinion Announcement - June 17, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Manhattan Community Access Corp, which operates public access channels, is not a state actor subject to constitutional liability.
Jun 17, 2019
16-1275 - Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren - Opinion Announcement - June 17, 2019
A case in which the Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit's decision that the federal Atomic Energy Act does not preempt a Virginia ban on non-federal uranium mining.
Jun 17, 2019
18-389 - Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. v. Newton - Opinion Announcement - June 10, 2019
A case in which the Court held that because the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act establishes the federal government's exclusive control over outer continental shelf, state law may be adopted as the rule of decision only if there is a gap in federal law.
Jun 10, 2019
17-778 - Quarles v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 10, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Michigan’s third-degree home-invasion statute substantially corresponds to or is narrower than generic burglary for purposes of qualifying for enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
Jun 10, 2019
17-1594 - Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service - Opinion Announcement - June 10, 2019
A case in which the Court held that under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the federal government is not a “person” capable of petitioning the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to institute patent review proceedings.
Jun 10, 2019
18-525 - Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis - Opinion Announcement - June 03, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Title VII’s administrative-exhaustion requirement is a waivable claim-processing rule, not a jurisdictional requirement.
Jun 03, 2019
18-489 - Taggart v. Lorenzen - Opinion Announcement - June 03, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a creditor may be held in civil contempt for violating a bankruptcy court’s discharge order if there is no fair ground of doubt as to whether the order barred the creditor’s conduct.
Jun 03, 2019
17-8995 - Mont v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 03, 2019
A case in which the Court held that pretrial detention later credited as time served for a new conviction tolls a supervised-release term under 18 U.S.C. §3624(e), even if the court must make the tolling calculation after learning whether the time will be credited.
Jun 03, 2019
17-1484 - Azar v. Allina Health Services - Opinion Announcement - June 03, 2019
A case in which the Court vacated a policy change of the US Department of Health and Human Services for failing to provide notice and an opportunity to comment before implementing a rule changing its Medicare reimbursement formula.
Jun 03, 2019
17-1606 - Smith v. Berryhill - Opinion Announcement - May 28, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the decision of the Appeals Council—the administrative body that hears a claimant’s appeal of an adverse decision of an administrative law judge regarding a disability benefit claim—to reject a disability claim on the ground that the claimant’s appeal was untimely is a “final decision” subject to judicial review under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
May 28, 2019
17-1471 - Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson - Opinion Announcement - May 28, 2019
A case in which the Court held that neither the general removal statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1441, nor the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), 28 U.S.C. § 1453(b), permits removal to federal court by a third-party counterclaim defendant.
May 28, 2019
17-1174 - Nieves v. Bartlett - Opinion Announcement - May 28, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the presence of probable cause defeats a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
May 28, 2019
17-532 - Herrera v. Wyoming - Opinion Announcement - May 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Wyoming’s admission to the Union did not abrogate the Crow Tribe of Indians’ 1868 federal treaty right to hunt on the “unoccupied lands of the United States,” and the lands of the Bighorn National Forest did not become categorically “occupied” when the forest was created.
May 20, 2019
17-290 - Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht - Opinion Announcement - May 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that “clear evidence” that the FDA would not have approved a change to a drug’s label—thus pre-empting a state-law failure-to-warn claim—is evidence showing that the drug manufacturer fully informed the FDA of the justifications for the warning required by state law and that the FDA, in turn, informed the drug manufacturer that the FDA would not approve a change to the drug’s label to include that warning. The Court further held that the question of agency disapproval is primarily one of law for a judge, not a jury, to decide.
May 20, 2019
17-1657 - Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC - Opinion Announcement - May 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that in bankruptcy proceedings, the debtor’s rejection of a license agreement has the same effect as breach of that contract outside the bankruptcy context and thus cannot rescind rights that the contract previously granted.
May 20, 2019
18-315 - Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt - Opinion Announcement - May 13, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a relator in a False Claims Act qui tam action may rely on the statute of limitations in 31 U.S.C. § 3731(b)(2) in a suit in which the United States has declined to intervene, but the relator does not constitute an “official of the United States” for purposes of that section.
May 13, 2019
17-204 - Apple v. Pepper - Opinion Announcement - May 13, 2019
A case in which the Court held that consumers may sue for antitrust damages any party who delivers goods to them (in this case, Apple), even where they seek damages based on prices set by third parties (in this case, app developers) who would be the immediate victims of the alleged offense.
May 13, 2019
17-1299 - Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt - Opinion Announcement - May 13, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a state cannot be sued in the courts of another state without its consent, overruling Nevada v. Hall.
May 13, 2019
17-1201 - Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority - Opinion Announcement - April 29, 2019
A case in which the Court held that statute that waives the Tennessee Valley Authority’s sovereign immunity from suit by making it a “sue-and-be-sued” type entity is not subject to a discretionary function exception of the kind in the Federal Tort Claims Act but may be subject to an implied restriction as recognized in Federal Housing Authority v. Burr, 309 U.S. 242 (1940).
Apr 29, 2019
17-988 - Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela - Opinion Announcement - April 24, 2019
A case in which the Court held that under the Federal Arbitration Act, an ambiguous agreement cannot provide the necessary contractual basis for concluding that the parties agreed to submit to class arbitration.
Apr 24, 2019
18-459 - Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian - Opinion Announcement - April 23, 2019
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held, in contrast to the holdings of five other federal appellate courts, that Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 supports an inferred private right of action based on the negligent misstatement or omission made in connection with a tender offer.
Apr 23, 2019
17-8151 - Bucklew v. Precythe - Opinion Announcement - April 01, 2019
A case in which the Court clarified the evidentiary burden for a death-row prisoner seeking an alternative method of execution and held that the prisoner in this case failed to meet that burden.
Apr 01, 2019
17-1184 - Biestek v. Berryhill - Opinion Announcement - April 01, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a vocational expert’s testimony may constitute “substantial evidence” of “other work” even if the expert does not provide the underlying data on which that testimony is premised.
Apr 01, 2019
17-1077 - Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission - Opinion Announcement - March 27, 2019
A case in which the Court will held that dissemination of false or misleading statements with intent to defraud falls within the scope of Rules 10b-5(a) and (c) even if the disseminator did not “make” the statements as defined by the Court’s precedent.
Mar 27, 2019
17-949 - Sturgeon v. Frost - Opinion Announcement - March 26, 2019
A case in which the Court held that Alaska’s Nation River is not public land and that, like all non-public lands and navigable waters within Alaska’s national parks, the Nation River is exempt under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act from the National Park Service’s regulatory authority.
Mar 26, 2019
16-1094 - Republic of Sudan v. Harrison - Opinion Announcement - March 26, 2019
A case in which the Court resolved a circuit split in holding that plaintiffs suing a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act must serve the foreign state under 28 U.S.C. § 1608(a)(3) by mail addressed and dispatched to the head of the foreign state's ministry of foreign affairs in the foreign state, not at the foreign state's embassy in the United States.
Mar 26, 2019
17-961 - Frank v. Gaos - Opinion Announcement - March 20, 2019
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether, or in what circumstances, a cy pres award of class action proceeds that provides no direct relief to class members supports class certification and comports with the requirement that a settlement binding class members must be “fair, reasonable, and adequate.”
Mar 20, 2019
17-1307 - Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP - Opinion Announcement - March 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a business engaged in no more than non-judicial foreclosure proceedings is not a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, except for one limited purpose as defined within the Act.
Mar 20, 2019
17-1104 - Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries - Opinion Announcement - March 19, 2019
A case in which the Court held that under maritime law, a manufacturer has a duty to warn users of the dangers of its product if the product requires incorporation of a part produced by a third party, the resulting fully incorporated product is likely to be dangerous for its intended uses, and the manufacturer has no reason to believe that the product’s users would be aware of that danger.
Mar 19, 2019
16-1498 - Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc. - Opinion Announcement - March 19, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the “right to travel” provision of the Yakama Treaty of 1855 (between the United States and the Yakama Nation of Indians) preempts the state’s fuel tax as applied to Cougar Den’s importation of fuel by public highway for sale within the reservation.
Mar 19, 2019
16-1363 - Nielsen v. Preap - Opinion Announcement - March 19, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a noncitizen released from criminal custody does not become exempt from mandatory detention under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) if, after the noncitizen is released from criminal custody, the Department of Homeland Security does not take the noncitizen into immigration custody immediately.
Mar 19, 2019
16-1363 - Nielsen v. Preap - Opinion Announcement - March 19, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a noncitizen released from criminal custody does not become exempt from mandatory detention under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) if, after the noncitizen is released from criminal custody, the Department of Homeland Security does not take the noncitizen into immigration custody immediately.
Mar 19, 2019
17-571 - Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com - Opinion Announcement - March 04, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the “registration of [a] copyright claim has been made” within the meaning of 17 U.S.C. § 411(a) not when the copyright holder files its application, but only once the copyright office acts on that application.
Mar 04, 2019
17-1625 - Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc. - Opinion Announcement - March 04, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the Copyright Act’s allowance for “full costs” to a prevailing party is limited to taxable costs and does not include costs not specifically described in the statute.
Mar 04, 2019
17-1042 - BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos - Opinion Announcement - March 04, 2019
A case in which the Court held that under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, a railroad company's payment to an employee for time lost from work is compensation subject to employment taxes.
Mar 04, 2019
17-7505 - Madison v. Alabama - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment does not prohibit a state from executing a prisoner who due to mental disability cannot remember committing his crime, but it does prohibit executing a prisoner who cannot rationally understand the reasons for his execution, whether that inability is due to psychosis or dementia.
Feb 27, 2019
17-1026 - Garza v. Idaho - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the decision of a criminal defendant’s trial lawyer not to appeal a conviction because the defendant’s plea agreement included an appeal waiver triggers a “presumption of prejudice” indicating ineffective assistance of counsel.
Feb 27, 2019
17-1011 - Jam v. International Finance Corp. - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2019
A case in which the Court held that under the international organizations have the immunity that foreign governments enjoy at present, as described in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, not the immunity they enjoyed at the time the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945 was enacted.
Feb 27, 2019
17-1094 - Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert - Opinion Announcement - February 26, 2019
A case in which the Court resolved a circuit split by holding that the Ninth Circuit erred when it ruled that equitable exceptions apply to mandatory claim-processing rules such as Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f), which sets a 14-day deadline to file a petition for permission to appeal an order granting or denying class-action certification, and can excuse a party’s failure to file timely within the deadline established by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f).
Feb 26, 2019
17-419 - Dawson v. Steager - Opinion Announcement - February 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a provision of the West Virginia Code that exempts from state taxation the retirement income of many state and local firefighters and law enforcement officers, but not federal marshals, violates 4 U.S.C. § 111 by discriminating “because of the source of the pay or compensation.”
Feb 20, 2019
17-1091 - Timbs v. Indiana - Opinion Announcement - February 20, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is incorporated against the states under the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause.
Feb 20, 2019
17-5554 - Stokeling v. United States - Opinion Announcement - January 15, 2019
A case in which the Court held that a state robbery offense that includes “as an element” the common law requirement of overcoming “victim resistance” is categorically a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(b)(i), even though that offense requires only slight force to overcome resistance.
Jan 15, 2019
17-340 - New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira - Opinion Announcement - January 15, 2019
A case in which the Court held that (1) a court, not an arbitrator, must determine the applicability of Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act, and (2) under that provision, the term “contracts of employment” includes independent contractor agreements.
Jan 15, 2019
17-773 - Culbertson v. Berryhill - Opinion Announcement - January 08, 2019
A case in which the Court resolved a circuit split, holding that fees subject to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b)’s 25-percent cap related to the representation of individuals claiming Social Security benefits include only fees for representation in court, not fees for representation before the agency.
Jan 08, 2019
17-1272 - Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc. - Opinion Announcement - January 08, 2019
A case in which the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act does not permit a court to resolve a question of arbitrability when the parties to the contract at issue delegated such questions to an arbitrator.
Jan 08, 2019
17-765 - United States v. Stitt - Opinion Announcement - December 10, 2018
A case in which the Court held that residential burglary under Arkansas law and aggravated burglary under Tennessee law are the same as “general burglary” such that convictions for those crimes can serve as predicate crimes for the purpose of the enhanced sentencing provision of the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984.
Dec 10, 2018
17-71 - Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service - Opinion Announcement - November 27, 2018
A case in which the Court held that (1) to be designated a "critical habitat" under the Endangered Species Act, the land must already be habitat for the species; and (2) an agency determination not to exclude an area from critical habitat due to the economic impact of designation is subject to judicial review.
Nov 27, 2018
17-587 - Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido - Opinion Announcement - November 06, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the ADEA applies to all state political subdivisions of any size, resolving a circuit split between the Ninth Circuit and four other circuits.
Nov 06, 2018
16-1466 - Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2018
A case in which the Court decided the State of Illinois’ extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment; Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), which held otherwise, was overruled.
Jun 27, 2018
16-1466 - Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2018
A case in which the Court decided the State of Illinois’ extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment; Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), which held otherwise, was overruled.
Jun 27, 2018
142-orig - Florida v. Georgia - Opinion Announcement - June 27, 2018
A case in which the Court held that Florida made a legally sufficient showing as to the possibility of fashioning an effective remedial decree equitably apportioning the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF Basin).
Jun 27, 2018
17-965 - Trump v. Hawaii - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2018
A case in which the Court held that President Donald Trump’s Proclamation restricting travel and immigration to the US from certain countries (“travel ban”) does not violate the president’s statutory authority or the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The Court was also asked, but did not decide, whether a global injunction barring enforcement of parts of the Proclamation is impermissibly overbroad.
Jun 26, 2018
17-965 - Trump v. Hawaii - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2018
A case in which the Court held that President Donald Trump’s Proclamation restricting travel and immigration to the US from certain countries (“travel ban”) does not violate the president’s statutory authority or the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The Court was also asked, but did not decide, whether a global injunction barring enforcement of parts of the Proclamation is impermissibly overbroad.
Jun 26, 2018
17-965 - Trump v. Hawaii - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2018 (Part 2)
A case in which the Court held that President Donald Trump’s Proclamation restricting travel and immigration to the US from certain countries (“travel ban”) does not violate the president’s statutory authority or the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The Court was also asked, but did not decide, whether a global injunction barring enforcement of parts of the Proclamation is impermissibly overbroad.
Jun 26, 2018
16-1140 - National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that pro-life pregnancy center petitioners were likely to succeed on their claim that the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act violated the First Amendment.
Jun 26, 2018
16-1140 - National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that pro-life pregnancy center petitioners were likely to succeed on their claim that the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act violated the First Amendment.
Jun 26, 2018
17-586 - Abbott v. Perez - Opinion Announcement - June 25, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that the district court erred in disregarding the presumption of good faith on the part of the Texas Legislature and improperly reversed the burden of proof in requiring the state to show a lack of discriminatory intent in adopting new districting plans; the Court also held that one of the state house districts at issue was an impermissible racial gerrymander.
Jun 25, 2018
16-1454 - Ohio v. American Express Co. - Opinion Announcement - June 25, 2018
A case in which the Court held, under the “rule of reason,” that the government’s showing that American Express’s anti-steering provisions stifled price competition on the merchant side of the credit-card platform was not sufficient to prove a violation of antitrust law.
Jun 25, 2018
16-1454 - Ohio v. American Express Co. - Opinion Announcement - June 25, 2018
A case in which the Court held, under the “rule of reason,” that the government’s showing that American Express’s anti-steering provisions stifled price competition on the merchant side of the credit-card platform was not sufficient to prove a violation of antitrust law.
Jun 25, 2018
16-402 - Carpenter v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the warrantless seizure and search of cell phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user over the course of 127 days violates the Fourth Amendment.
Jun 22, 2018
16-1423 - Ortiz v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2018
A case in which the Court held that it has jurisdiction to review the CAAF's decisions and that Judge Martin T. Mitchell’s simultaneous service on the US Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) and the US Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (AFCCA) does not violate the Appointments Clause or 10 U.S.C. § 973(b)(2)(A).
Jun 22, 2018
16-1348 - Currier v. Virginia - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that because Michael Currier consented to a severance of the multiple charges against him, his second trial and resulting conviction, following an acquittal at his first trial, did not violate the double jeopardy clause.
Jun 22, 2018
16-1011 - WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2018
A case in which the Court held that WesternGeco’s award for lost profits was a permissible domestic application of § 284 of the Patent Act.
Jun 22, 2018
17-530 - Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that employee stock options are not taxable “compensation” under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act because they are not “money remuneration.”
Jun 21, 2018
17-494 - South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2018
A case in which the Court overruled Quill Corp. v. North Dakota and National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of Revenue of Illinois, holding that states may require sellers with no physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales tax for goods sold within the state.
Jun 21, 2018
17-459 - Pereira v. Sessions - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a notice to appear for a removal hearing that does not specify the place and time of the hearing does not trigger the stop-time rule of 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(1), which gives the attorney general discretion to cancel removal for an alien who, among other criteria, has been continuously physically present in the country for at least ten years.
Jun 21, 2018
17-130 - Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission - Opinion Announcement - June 21, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that administrative law judges of the Securities and Exchange Commission are "officers of the United States" subject to the Constitution's Appointments Clause.
Jun 21, 2018
17-5639 - Chavez-Meza v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 18, 2018
A case in which the Court held that because the record in this case as a whole demonstrated that the judge had a reasoned basis for his decision, the judge’s explanation for reducing Adaucto Chavez-Meza’s sentence under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) to the middle instead of the bottom of the amended Federal Guidelines range was adequate.
Jun 18, 2018
17-333 - Benisek v. Lamone - Opinion Announcement - June 18, 2018
A case in which the Court upheld the federal district court's denial of a motion for a preliminary injunction by several Republican voters who alleged partisan gerrymandering in Maryland.
Jun 18, 2018
17-21 - Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida - Opinion Announcement - June 18, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that the existence of probable cause for Fane Lozman’s arrest for disrupting a city council meeting did not bar his First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim under the circumstances of this case.
Jun 18, 2018
16-9493 - Rosales-Mireles v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 18, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a miscalculation of a Federal Guidelines sentencing range that has been determined to be plain and to affect a defendant’s substantial rights calls for a court of appeals to exercise its discretion under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b) to vacate the defendant’s sentence in the ordinary case.
Jun 18, 2018
16-1161 - Gill v. Whitford - Opinion Announcement - June 18, 2018
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether partisan gerrymandering claims are justiciable, but the Court held that the plaintiffs lacked judicial standing.
Jun 18, 2018
16-1435 - Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky - Opinion Announcement - June 14, 2018
A case in which the Court held unconstitutional a Minnesota statute that prohibited individuals from wearing political apparel at or around polling places on primary or election days.
Jun 14, 2018
16-1220 - Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. - Opinion Announcement - June 14, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that a federal court determining foreign law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 44.1 should accord respectful consideration to a foreign government’s submission, but the court is not bound to accord conclusive effect to the foreign government’s statements.
Jun 14, 2018
17-432 - China Agritech v. Resh - Opinion Announcement - June 11, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that upon denial of class certification, a putative class member may not, in lieu of promptly joining an existing suit or promptly filing a individual action, commence a class action anew beyond the time allowed by the applicable statute of limitations.
Jun 11, 2018
17-269 - Washington v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 11, 2018
A case in which the Court was asked to decide, among other things, whether the state of Washington’s use of culverts to divert water violates its treaties with Indian tribes, and if so, whether the state must replace those culverts, at great cost.
Jun 11, 2018
16-980 - Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute - Opinion Announcement - June 11, 2018
A case in which the Court upheld Ohio's list-maintenance process against a challenge under under National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).
Jun 11, 2018
16-1432 - Sveen v. Melin - Opinion Announcement - June 11, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that the retroactive application of Minnesota’s revocation-upon-divorce statute, which automatically nullifies the designation of an ex-spouse as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or other will substitute, does not violate the contracts clause of the Constitution.
Jun 11, 2018
17-5716 - Koons v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 04, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that the petitioners, who were criminal defendants, were not eligible for sentence reductions under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) because their sentences were not “based on” their lowered Federal Sentencing Guidelines ranges, but rather were “based on” the mandatory minimum sentences for their offenses and their substantial assistance to the government.
Jun 04, 2018
17-155 - Hughes v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 04, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that a sentence imposed pursuant to a Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C) (“Type C”) plea bargain is “based on” the defendant’s Federal Sentencing Guidelines range as long as that range was a component of the framework the court used in imposing the sentence or accepting the plea bargain, meaning that in this case, Erik Hughes could seek a sentencing reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2).
Jun 04, 2018
16-1215 - Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling - Opinion Announcement - June 04, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that a statement regarding a specific asset can be a “statement respecting the debtor’s . . . financial condition” under section 523(a)(2)(B) of the Bankruptcy Code.
Jun 04, 2018
16-111 - Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission - Opinion Announcement - June 04, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's conduct in evaluating a cake shop owner's reasons for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the Free Exercise Clause.
Jun 04, 2018
16-1519 - Lagos v. United States - Opinion Announcement - May 29, 2018
A case in which the Court held that under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663A(b)(4), which pertains to reimbursement by defendants to victims for expenses incurred during the investigation or prosecution related to the offense, the words “investigation” and “proceedings” encompass only government investigations and criminal proceedings and do not include private investigations and civil or bankruptcy proceedings.
May 29, 2018
16-1495 - City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt - Opinion Announcement - May 29, 2018
A case in which the Court was asked to clarify the scope of the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a “criminal case”—specifically whether the Fifth Amendment is violated when a criminal defendant is compelled to incriminate himself and the incriminating statement is used in a probable cause hearing.
May 29, 2018
16-1027 - Collins v. Virginia - Opinion Announcement - May 29, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a police officer cannot, under the Fourth Amendment, enter private property in order to conduct a warrantless search of a vehicle parked a few feet from the house.
May 29, 2018
17-387 - Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren - Opinion Announcement - May 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that its prior decision in County of Yakima v. Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakima Nation addressed only a question of statutory interpretation, not the question whether Indian tribes have sovereign immunity in in rem lawsuits.
May 21, 2018
16-285 - Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis - Opinion Announcement - May 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act requires that arbitration agreements providing for individualized proceedings be enforced.
May 21, 2018
16-285 - Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis - Opinion Announcement - May 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act requires that arbitration agreements providing for individualized proceedings be enforced.
May 21, 2018
17-43 - Dahda v. United States - Opinion Announcement - May 14, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that wiretap orders authorized by a judge for the federal district of Kansas in a government investigation of a suspected Kansas drug distribution ring were not facially insufficient because they did not lack any information that the wiretap statute required them to include, and because the challenged language permitting interception outside the court’s territorial jurisdiction was surplus.
May 14, 2018
17-312 - United States v. Sanchez-Gomez - Opinion Announcement - May 14, 2018
A case in which the Court held that challenges to the federal district-wide policy of using of pretrial physical restraints are moot.
May 14, 2018
16-8255 - McCoy v. Louisiana - Opinion Announcement - May 14, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a criminal defendant has the right under the Sixth Amendment to insist that his attorney not concede guilt in a capital case.
May 14, 2018
16-476 - Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association - Opinion Announcement - May 14, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that prohibit state authorization and licensing of sports gambling schemes violate the Constitution’s anticommandeering rule, and that no other PASPA provisions are severable from the provisions at issue.
May 14, 2018
16-1371 - Byrd v. United States - Opinion Announcement - May 14, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a driver of a rental car who has permission to drive the car but is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental agreement has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the rental car.
May 14, 2018
16-969 - SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu - Opinion Announcement - April 24, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that when the United States Patent and Trademark Office institutes an inter partes review to reconsider an already-issued patent claim, under 35 U.S.C. §§ 311-319, it must decide the patentability of all of the claims the petitioner has challenged.
Apr 24, 2018
16-712 - Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC - Opinion Announcement - April 24, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that inter partes review, which authorizes the United States Patent and Trademark Office to reconsider and cancel an already-issued patent claim under 35 U.S.C. §§ 311-391, does not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution.
Apr 24, 2018
16-499 - Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC - Opinion Announcement - April 24, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the Alien Tort Statute does not permit lawsuits against corporations.
Apr 24, 2018
17-2 - United States v. Microsoft Corporation - Opinion Announcement - April 17, 2018
A case in which, following the enactment of the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, the Court vacated the judgment on review and remanded with instructions to first vacate the district court's contempt finding and its denial of Microsoft's motion to quash, and then to direct the district court to dismiss as moot a case regarding whether a provision of the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2703, requires that an email provider who has been served with a warrant provide the federal government with emails, even when the email records are stored exclusively outside the United States.
Apr 17, 2018
16-6855 - Wilson v. Sellers - Opinion Announcement - April 17, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that a federal habeas court reviewing an unexplained state court decision on the merits should “look through” that decision to the most recent related state court decision that provides a relevant rationale and presume that the unexplained decision adopted the same reasoning, and that the state may rebut that presumption by showing that the unexplained decision most likely relied on different grounds than the reasoned decision below.
Apr 17, 2018
15-1498 - Sessions v. Dimaya - Opinion Announcement - April 17, 2018
A case in which the Court struck down the Immigration and Nationality Act’s “crime of violence” provision as unconstitutionally vague in violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
Apr 17, 2018
16-1362 - Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro - Opinion Announcement - April 02, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that because service advisors at car dealerships are “salesm[e]n . . . primarily engaged in . . . servicing automobiles,” 29 U.S.C. § 213(b)(10)(A), they are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime-pay requirements.
Apr 02, 2018
16-1150 - Hall v. Hall - Opinion Announcement - March 27, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that when one of multiple cases consolidated under FRCP 42(a) is finally decided, that ruling confers upon the losing party the right to immediate appeal regardless of whether any of the other consolidated cases are still pending.
Mar 27, 2018
16-6795 - Ayestas v. Davis - Opinion Announcement - March 21, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that the district court's denial of petitioner's request for "reasonably necessary" investigative and related services under 18 U.S.C. § 3599(f) to prove that he was entitled to federal habeas relief was a judicial decision subject to appellate review under the standard jurisdictional provisions; and that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit applied the wrong legal standard in affirming the district court's denial of petitioner's § 3599(f) request.
Mar 21, 2018
16-1144 - Marinello v. United States - Opinion Announcement - March 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a conviction under 26 U.S.C. § 7212(a) for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct or impede the due administration of the tax laws requires proof that the defendant acted with knowledge of a pending Internal Revenue Service action.
Mar 21, 2018
15-1439 - Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees' Retirement Fund - Opinion Announcement - March 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 does not strip state courts of jurisdiction to hear claims under the Securities Act of 1933, nor does it permit defendants to remove class actions alleging only 1933 Act claims from state to federal court.
Mar 21, 2018
15-1509 - U.S. Bank National Association v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC - Opinion Announcement - March 05, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a designation of non-statutory insider status is reviewable under the standard of clear error because the "mixed question" of law and fact at issue is primarily factual.
Mar 05, 2018
141-orig - Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado - Opinion Announcement - March 05, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the United States is permitted to intervene in this particular dispute over a compact between states to defend "distinctively federal interests" that a normal litigant might not be permitted to pursue in traditional litigation.
Mar 05, 2018
16-784 - Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting, Inc. - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the safe harbor provision of 11 U.S.C. § 546(e), which prohibits a trustee from avoiding a transfer made by or to a financial institution, does not include transfers where the benefit and detriment of the transfer impact companies that are not financial institutions.
Feb 27, 2018
16-498 - Patchak v. Zinke - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a statute that directs the federal courts to "promptly dismiss” certain lawsuits without affecting any underlying laws does not violate the Constitution’s separation of powers principles.
Feb 27, 2018
15-1204 - Jennings v. Rodriguez - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2018
A case in which the Court held that non-citizens who are subject to mandatory detention under the Immigration and Nationality Act are not entitled to periodic bond hearings. with the possibility of release if they are detained for longer than six months.
Feb 27, 2018
15-1204 - Jennings v. Rodriguez - Opinion Announcement - February 27, 2018
A case in which the Court held that non-citizens who are subject to mandatory detention under the Immigration and Nationality Act are not entitled to periodic bond hearings. with the possibility of release if they are detained for longer than six months.
Feb 27, 2018
16-534 - Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran - Opinion Announcement - February 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g) does not provide a freestanding attachment immunity exception that allows terror victim judgment creditors to attach and execute upon assets of foreign state; rather, the immunity of property must be rescinded under a separate provision under that section.
Feb 21, 2018
16-424 - Class v. United States - Opinion Announcement - February 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that a guilty plea alone does not waive a defendant’s right to challenge the constitutionality of his conviction on direct appeal.
Feb 21, 2018
16-1276 - Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers - Opinion Announcement - February 21, 2018
A case in which the Court held that the anti-retaliation provision for "whistleblowers" in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 applies only to individuals who fall within the act’s specific definition of "whistleblower," that is, those who disclose allegedly unlawful activity to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Feb 21, 2018
16-1067 - Murphy v. Smith - Opinion Announcement - February 21, 2018
A case in which the Court interpreted the parenthetical phrase “not to exceed 25 percent,” as used in 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(d)(2), to mean exactly 25 percent, thereby precluding the district court from exercising its discretion to allocate a lower percentage of the damage award to attorney's fees.
Feb 21, 2018
16-460 - Artis v. District of Columbia - Opinion Announcement - January 22, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that the tolling provision of 28 U.S.C. § 1367 suspends or “stops the clock” on the limitations period for supplemental state law claims while the underlying case is pending in federal court and for 30 days thereafter, rather than merely providing a 30-day grace period after dismissal for the plaintiff to refile in state court.
Jan 22, 2018
16-299 - National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense - Opinion Announcement - January 22, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule that defines the scope of United States waters must be filed in federal district courts.
Jan 22, 2018
15-1485 - District of Columbia v. Wesby - Opinion Announcement - January 22, 2018
A case in which the Court decided that (1) officers had probable cause to arrest a number of partygoers for unlawful entry under D.C. law under the totality of the circumstances, and (2) that the officers were entitled to qualified immunity because their actions were not clearly unlawful at the time.
Jan 22, 2018
16-658 - Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago - Opinion Announcement - November 08, 2017
A case in which Court held that Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C), which places a time limit on appeals, is not jurisdictional because it is a court-made rule rather than a statute.
Nov 08, 2017
16-6219 - Davila v. Davis - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that ineffective assistance of appellate counsel does not overcome the procedural default of ineffective assistance of counsel claims.
Jun 26, 2017
16-373 - California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc. - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that the filing of a putative class action lawsuit does not satisfy the three-year time limit in Section 13 of the Securities Act with respect to the individual claims of other class members.
Jun 26, 2017
16-1436 - Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2017
A case in which the Court would have decided whether the respondents' challenges to the temporary suspension of entry of aliens abroad under Section 2(c) of Executive Order No. 13,780 became moot on June 14, 2017, whether Section 2(c)'s temporary suspension of entry violates the Establishment Clause, and whether the global injunction issued by the district court is impermissibly overbroad. On June 26, 2017, the Court granted the government's applications for a stay of the preliminary injunction with respect to Sections 6(a) and (b) of Executive Order.
Jun 26, 2017
15-577 - Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that the exclusion of churches from an otherwise neutral and secular aid program violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion.
Jun 26, 2017
15-577 - Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2017 (Opinion of the Court)
A case in which the Court determined that the exclusion of churches from an otherwise neutral and secular aid program violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion.
Jun 26, 2017
15-118 - Hernandez v. Mesa - Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that qualified immunity may not be granted based on facts that were unknown to the officer at the time of the incident, and that a court should consider whether an implied right of action is appropriate under Bivens v. Six Unknown Federal Narcotics Agents before addressing sensitive Fourth Amendment questions.
Jun 26, 2017
16-399 - Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board - Opinion Announcement - June 23, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that a Merit Systems Protection Board decision to dismiss a case with mixed claims on jurisdictional grounds is subject to judicial review in district court.
Jun 23, 2017
16-327 - Lee v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 23, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that, when a defendant claims that his plea was caused by ineffective assistance of counsel, the defendant can demonstrate that he was prejudiced by showing a reasonable probability that, but for his counsel’s errors, he would have gone to trial rather than accepting a plea.
Jun 23, 2017
15-214 - Murr v. Wisconsin - Opinion Announcement - June 23, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that, in a regulatory takings case, two legally distinct but commonly owned contiguous parcels should be combined for takings analysis purposes.
Jun 23, 2017
16-309 - Maslenjak v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that, for a naturalized American citizen to be stripped of her citizenship, the government has to prove that she obtained her citizenship illegally; if the underlying illegality is a false statement to government officials, the government must prove that the false statement influenced the citizenship process.
Jun 22, 2017
16-240 - Weaver v. Massachusetts - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that, in the context of the violation of a right to a public trial during jury selection, when the structural error was first raised via an ineffective assistance of counsel claim, the defendant must demonstrate that he suffered prejudice in order to secure a new trial.
Jun 22, 2017
15-1503 - Turner v. United States - Opinion Announcement - June 22, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that the precedent of Brady v. Maryland does not require that the convictions in this case be overturned because the withheld evidence in question is not material under the standard established in Brady.
Jun 22, 2017
16-5294 - McWilliams v. Dunn - Opinion Announcement - June 19, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that Ake v. Oklahoma clearly established that a state must provide an indigent defendant with access to an expert witness who is sufficiently available to the defense and independent of the prosecution to effectively conduct an examination and assist in the preparation of a defense.
Jun 19, 2017
16-466 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California - Opinion Announcement - June 19, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that, when the plaintiffs’ claims would have been exactly the same even if the defendant had no forum state contacts, there is no basis for specific jurisdiction because the case does not sufficiently arise out of or relate to the defendant’s forum activities.
Jun 19, 2017
15-1358 - Ziglar v. Abbasi - Opinion Announcement - June 19, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that, in suits against government officials for personally violating the Constitution, “context” should be defined narrowly for the purpose of determining whether a claim arose in a “new context,” and the government officials in this case are entitled to qualified immunity.
Jun 19, 2017
15-1358 - Ziglar v. Abbasi - Opinion Announcement - June 19, 2017 (Dissent by Breyer)
A case in which the Court determined that, in suits against government officials for personally violating the Constitution, “context” should be defined narrowly for the purpose of determining whether a claim arose in a “new context,” and the government officials in this case are entitled to qualified immunity.
Jun 19, 2017
15-1293 - Matal v. Tam - Opinion Announcement - June 19, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that the Disparagement Clause prohibits trademarks that disparage the members of a racial or ethnic group and violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.
Jun 19, 2017
15-1194 - Packingham v. North Carolina - Opinion Announcement - June 19, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that the North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from accessing various websites, where minors are known to be active and have accounts, regardless of whether or not the sex offender directly interacted with a minor violates the First Amendment.
Jun 19, 2017
15-1039 - Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. - Opinion Announcement - June 12, 2017
A case in which the Court determined that the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 allows for commercial notice of a “biosimilar product” to be effective if given prior to approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but that the Act’s notice requirement is not enforceable with an injunction.
Jun 12, 2017