Supreme Court decision syllabus (SCOTUS)

By RJ Dieken

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Decisions of the Supreme Court, summarized by the court itself.Readings of the Supreme Court slip opinion syllabi, With no personal commentary, you can make up your own mind about the decisions. See Wheaton and Donaldson v. Peters and Grigg, 33 U.S. 591 (1834) and United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U.S. 321, 337. Photo by: Davi Kelly

Episode Date
AGENCY FOR INT’L DEVELOPMENT v. ALLIANCE FOR OPEN SOCIETY INT’L
266

First Amendment argument fails.

Jul 01, 2020
SEILA LAW LLC v. CFPB
800

The appointment and removal provisions for the director of the CFPB is unconstitutional, but this stuff is severable from the dodd frank act. 

Jul 01, 2020
JUNE MEDICAL SERVICES v. RUSSO (Abortion)
695

A Louisiana law requiring admitting privileges at nearby hospitals for abortion doctors is unconstitutional.

Jun 29, 2020
DHS v. THURAISSIGIAM
491

Habius is not useful in requesting asylum determination review, just for release from custody.

Jun 27, 2020
Liu v SEC (Disgorgement in SEC Equity)
482

Some stuff about equitable principles.

Jun 22, 2020
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY v. REGENTS OF UNIV. OF CA (DACA)
879

DACA can not be rescinded without further/better explanation by the DHS.

Jun 19, 2020
SERVICE v. COWPASTURE RIVER PRESERVATION (Pipeline under Appalachian trail)
455

Supreme court considers the disputed land an easement to the National park service, thus in this case the pipeline permit is ok.

Jun 16, 2020
Bostock v Clayton Co (Title VII -Transgender/Gay)
711

Title VII of the civil rights act makes it illegal to discriminate in employment against people for being gay, or transgender.

Jun 15, 2020
LOMAX v. ORTIZ-MARQUEZ (PLRA Strikes)
274

In regards to the Prison litigation reform act §1915(g)’s 3 strikes rule, qualifying dismissals count as strikes regardless as to if they are dismissed with or without prejudice.

Jun 08, 2020
BANISTER v. DAVIS - Rule 59(e) petitions
513
Jun 02, 2020
THOLE v. U. S. BANK (Standing)
270
  • Plaintiffs in defined benefits retirement plans who suffer no injury in fact, do not have standing to sue.
Jun 02, 2020
NASRALLAH v. BARR (CAT Removal appeals - Immigration)
431

Appealing CAT orders is allowed in this case.

Jun 02, 2020
GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION FRANCE v. OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS
484
Jun 02, 2020
FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT BD. FOR PUERTO RICO v. AURELIUS INVESTMENT,
572

The board can stay, they are primarily considered to be local officers, not federal officers.

Jun 02, 2020
OPATI v. REPUBLIC OF SUDAN
354

Can sue for punitive damages in this case.

May 18, 2020
LUCKY BRAND DUNGAREES v MARCEL FASHIONS (Issue/claim preclusion)
338

This issue is not similar enough to qualify for defensive issue or claim preclusion.

May 15, 2020
KELLY v. UNITED STATES (Bridgegate)
297

Regarding the wore fraud charges not being appropriate. 

May 08, 2020
US v SINENENG-SMITH (Party Presentation rule)
294

9th Circuit can not make this case about something that the parties had not already presented.

May 08, 2020
NY STATE RIFLE & PISTOL v. CITY OF NEW YORK
216

Vacated and remanded for further proceedings. Mostly Moot/can’t assert a new clam here.

Apr 27, 2020
Georgia v Public.Resource.org
509

The annotations are not copyrightable.

Apr 27, 2020
MAINE COMMUNITY HEALTH OPTIONS v. UNITED STATES (Risk Corridors)
588

The government obligated itself to pay in this instance. (Health insurance risk corridors)

Apr 27, 2020
BARTON v BARR (Stop Time cancellation of removal)
498
Apr 25, 2020
MAUI, HAWAII v. HAWAII WILDLIFE FUND (Point Source)
599

The point source case.

Apr 24, 2020
ROMAG FASTENERS v. FOSSIL GROUP (Willfulness in infringment)
237

Willfullness not specifically required under §1125(a).

Apr 24, 2020
THRYV, INC. v. CLICK-TO- CALL (§314, Inter Partes review)
408

Reviewability of decision to do an inter partes review.

Apr 21, 2020
Ramos v Louisiana (Right to unanimous jury)
525

The 6th amendment (through the 14th)  requires unanimous jury to convict on serious crimes.

Apr 20, 2020
ATLANTIC RICHFIELD v. CHRISTIAN (Superfund)
687

Dispute over a superfund site in Montana.

Apr 20, 2020
Democratic NC v Republican NC
487

PC Opinion on an Injunction relating to the election in Wisconsin.

Apr 07, 2020
Babb v Wilkie (Age Discrimination)
573

ADEA

Apr 07, 2020
Kansas v Glover (probable cause)
292

Without additional information to rebut the presumption, it is reasonable for an officer to believe a vehicle belonging to a driver with a revoked license is being driven by the owner.

Apr 07, 2020
CITGO v Frescati
526

Safe berth clause of sub charter agreement In this case means safe berth, not due diligence.

Mar 31, 2020
Davis v US (appeal of plain error)
343

Telling the 5th circuit to review for plain error.

Mar 25, 2020
Comcast v Natl Assn. African American media
414

Court says §1981 still needs but-for causation.

Mar 24, 2020
Kahler v Kansas (Insanity Defense)
461

the court refuses to set a constitutional bar for the insanity defense.

Mar 24, 2020
Allen v Cooper (copyright/state sov immunity)
449

Court holds CRCA does not properly abrogate state sovereign immunity against copyright infringement.

Mar 24, 2020
Guerrero-Lasprilla v Bar (Immigration)
631

In this case the question is a “question of law”

Mar 23, 2020
Kansas v Garcia
615

The fact info is used on the I-9 form, does not preempt that information (submitted on other forms) from being used to prosecute for fraud.

Mar 03, 2020
Holguin-Hernandez v US
257

petitioner did enough to preserve right of appeal. 

Feb 28, 2020
Intel v Sulyma
324

ERISA - Defining “Actual Knowledge” as being Actual Knowledge.

Feb 28, 2020
Shular v US
409

ACCA arguments, including things depending on what the definition of “is” is.

Feb 28, 2020
Hernandez v Mesa
464

Court refuses to extend Bivens to the cross border shooting of a child by a border patrol officer.

Feb 25, 2020
Rodriguez v FDIC
221

In Re the Bob Richards rule.

Feb 25, 2020
McKinney v Arizona
233

Death penalty appeal in re Clemons (because Ring and Hurst aren’t retroactive on collateral review) 

Feb 25, 2020
Monasky v Taglieri
410

Considering the Hague convention’s definition of “habitual residence” of a child  and a few other factors in re: “returning” a child

Feb 25, 2020
Rom Catholic Church of PR v Feliciano
984

Once a case is removed to federal court, the state court can’t do anything, until federal courts are finished.

Feb 24, 2020
Retirement...IBM v Jander (ERISA)
326
Jan 14, 2020
Ritzen v Jackson (bankruptcies)
354
Jan 14, 2020
Peter v NantKwest (American rule)
324

PTO can not recover attorney fees via §145, because ”all expenses” is not sufficient to overcome the American Rule.



Dec 11, 2019
Rotkiske v Klemm (FDCPA)
253

refusing to read in a time of discovery exception into the FDCPA’s §1692k(d) 1-year statute of limitations.



Dec 11, 2019
Thompson v Hebdon (election contributions)
572

Court isn’t to fond of Alaska’s low political contributions limits.



Nov 25, 2019
Montgomery v Louisiana (2015 Case\equipment check)
533

A case recently argued about in 

Mathena v. Malvo

Uploading to check equipment and upload ability to podcast sources before we start getting new decisions.



Oct 19, 2019
DOC v New York (Citizenship question)
970

In re the census citizenship question.

Jun 30, 2019
Mitchell v Wisconsin (BAC testing while unconscious)
416

It’s legal.

Jun 29, 2019
Rucho v Common cause (partisan gerrymandering)
758

No help from the courts on partisan gerrymandering.

Jun 28, 2019
US v Haymond (5a 6a, right to jury)
486
Jun 28, 2019
TN wine & spirits v Thomas (21st Amendment / DCC)
783

Under the 21st amendment and the dormant commerce clause, Tennessee’s two-year residency requirement for new alcohol sales licensing is unconstitutional. 

Jun 27, 2019
Kisor v Wilkie (Auer deference)
766

Auer and seminole rock stand.

Jun 27, 2019
US v Davis (void for vagueness)
527

Holding ”crime of voilence” to be unconstitutionally vague.

Jun 24, 2019
Dutra v Batterton (Admiralty, unseaworthyness)
363

Punitive damages are not available for unseaworthiness claims.

Jun 24, 2019
Iancu v Brunetti (FUCT TRADEMARK)
276

PTO can not refuse trademarks on grounds that they are ”immoral or scandalous”.

Jun 24, 2019
Food mktg v Argus Leader (FOIA)
408

This info is confidential under part 4 of FOIA exceptions.

Jun 24, 2019
Flowers v Mississippi (Batson)
476
Jun 21, 2019
Knick v Township of Scott PA (takings)
557

Williamson co. Is overruled

Jun 21, 2019
Rehaif v US (knowingly)
359

”knowingly” in sec 924(a)(2) means ”knowingly”

Jun 21, 2019
Kaestner Trust v NC
387

NC Can not tax this trust in this instance, based on only state residence.

Jun 21, 2019
Gundy v US (delegation of power)
668

The sex offender registry’s registration of pre act offenders in not an issue of unconstitutional congressional delegation.

Jun 20, 2019
McDonagh v Smith (fabricated evidence)
458

When does the limitations period clock start ticking in re a claim of fabricated evidence.

Jun 20, 2019
PDR v Carlton & Harris (unsolicited advertisement)
286

Remand for consideration of a few things.

Jun 20, 2019
Am Legion v Am Humanist Assoc. (establishment clause)
1200

The Bladensburg cross may remain.

Jun 20, 2019
Gamble v US (sep sovereigns doctrine)
392

The separate sovereigns doctrine is not implicated by double jeopardy. 

Jun 17, 2019
VA Uranium v Warren (NRC/AEA)
666

A Virginia ban on Uranium mining is upheld.

Jun 17, 2019
Manhattan CAC v Halleck (1a)
377

The Manhattan community access corp, is not a government actor in regards to the 1st amendment right to free speech.

Jun 17, 2019
Va House v Bethune-Hill (Standing)
431

The house is denied standing.

Jun 17, 2019
Quarles v US (Burglaries & the ACA)
318

Quarles’ burglary conviction counts under the Armed Career Criminal act.

Jun 12, 2019
Return Mail v US Postal Service (Patent and who is a person)
563

In this context, Agents of the sovereign (federal agencies) are not “persons” in this section of the AIA.

Jun 11, 2019
Parker Drilling v Newton
558

CA Law needs to fill a gap in federal law to be applicable on the outer continental shelf, under the OCSLA, it can not simply be “not inconsistent”.

Jun 10, 2019
Azar v Allina health (Medicare “fraction”)
451

In re notice and comment when changing substanitive rules. 

Jun 04, 2019
Taggart v Lorenzen (Bankruptcies and Civil Contempt)
289

Vacate and remand, contempt findings in this context require “no fair ground of doubt”.

Jun 04, 2019
Ft Bend, TX v Davis (EEOC)
336

About claim filing rules.

Jun 04, 2019
Mont v US (supervised release tolling)
439

Prisoner does not get credit for his pre trial custody in re his supervised release for another crime.

Jun 03, 2019
Smith v Berryhill (SSA Appeals)
523

Definition of “final decision”

May 31, 2019
Home depot v Jackson (who can remove to federal court)
309

Third party counterclaim defendants can not remove to federal court.

May 31, 2019
Box v Planned Parenthood (Fetal Disposition law)
343

Explicitly stated not to be case about the right to an abortion, although i’m sure the news media will tell you so.

Still have a bit of a sore throat, so apologies on some audible swallowing noises etc.

May 29, 2019
Nieves v Bartlett (Retaliatory arrest)
526

Retaliatory arrest claim defeated by probable cause to arrest. 

May 28, 2019
Merck & Dohme v Albrecht (Duty to warn/impossibly doctrine)
471

A clarification on what is considered clear evidence that a drug company could not fulfill it’s duty to warn in light of FDA refusals to allow label changes.

May 21, 2019
Mission v Tempnology (contracts in bankruptcy)
375

Breach of a contract under the bankruptcy code still constitutes breach of a contract in this instance.

May 20, 2019
Herrera v WY (Treaty hunting rights)
492

Bighorn national forest is not “occupied lands” in the context of an 1865 treaty.  Said treaty did not expire upon Wyoming's statehood. 

May 20, 2019
Cochise v US ex. Rel. Hunt (Relator statute of limitations)
435

Regarding relators filing qui tam and when is too late.

May 14, 2019
Apple v Pepper (Anti Trust/Monopoly)
390

Consumers may sue apple for allegedly monopolizing app sales.

May 13, 2019
Tax Board of CA v Hyatt
473

Nevada v Hall is overruled.

May 13, 2019
Thacker v TVA (TVA Specific)
321

The Tennessee Valley Authority is not completely immune from suit, but there may be other exceptions.

Apr 29, 2019
Lamps plus v Varela (forced class arbitration)
415

Courts may not use ambiguous wording about consent to class arbitration to force class arbitration even over the idea of contra proferentem.

Apr 24, 2019
Bestek v Berryhill (unsupported expert testimony)
318

Fyi Scintilla means -
a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling.

Court declines to create a categorical rule making expert testimony given without REQUESTED supporting documentation invalid in ALJ hearings.

Apr 01, 2019
Bucklew v Precythe (Death Penalty)
481

Bucklew (prisoner) looses this challenge.

Apr 01, 2019
Lorenzo v SEC (securities fraud)
498

Lorenzo can be charged under 10b-5 (a) and (c) even if he does not meet the qualifications to be charged under subsection (b) - as understood through the lens of Janus v SEC.

Mar 27, 2019
Sudan v Harrison
433

Service to a foreign state’s minister of foreign affairs, under FISA can not be to the embassy in the US.

Mar 26, 2019
Sturgeon v Frost (Alaska Hovercraft)
644

The alaska hovercraft case (again).
ANILCA doesn’t give the park service authority over navigible waters.

Mar 26, 2019
Frank v Gaos (cy pres issue avoided)
824

Basically a remand to determine standing.

Mar 21, 2019
Air and liquid systems v DeVries (integrated parts, and liability)
431

In this specific maritime context, manufacturers have a duty to warn when they know a dangerous part will, or must be incorporated into their product, and have reason to believe that users will be unaware of the danger.  (Here asbestos).

Mar 21, 2019
Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus (Debt collector v Security interest enforcer)
417

For purposes of the fair debt collection practices act, enforcers of security interests are NOT debt collectors.

Mar 21, 2019
Nielsen v Preap (detention of deportable aliens)
603

Section 1226’s order to detain without release certain classes of aliens, does not hinge upon immedate arest upon release from criminal detention.

Mar 20, 2019
Wa dept lisc. v Cougar den (Indian Treaties & fuel tax exemption)
564

An 1855 treaty pre-empts Washington state’s ability to Tax the Yakama nation’s importation of fuel. 

Mar 20, 2019
Fourth Estate v Wall-Street.com (copyright registration)
543

Copyright is regestered when the regester regesters it, not when the paperwork is filed.

Mar 04, 2019
BNSF v Loos (RRTA)
459

Railroad retirment act - “compensation” includes payment for lost wages.

Mar 04, 2019
Rimini v Oracle (Full Costs)
366

The word “full” can not modify an already defined “costs”, in this statute.

Mar 04, 2019
Jam v International finance corp (FSIA, IOIA)
429

imunities of foreign corporations are the SAME as foreign government immunity TODAY.

Feb 27, 2019
Madison v Alabama (death penalty - competence)
346

Errors were made in a determination of competence for death.

Feb 27, 2019
Garza v Idaho (ineffective assistance of counsel - appeals)
419

Counsel may not refuse to file a notice to appeal, even of the defendant waived the right to appeal.

Feb 27, 2019
Nutraceutical corp v Lambert (23b Tolling)
309

Lambert’s 23b filing was untimley.

Feb 26, 2019
Yovino v Rizo (Dead judges voting)
571

Dead judges votes can not be counted if the opinion is filed after their death.

Feb 25, 2019
Timbs v Indiana (Civil Asset forfiture 8th/14th)
365

8th Amendment prohibition on excessive fines IS incorporated against states via the 14th amendment.

Feb 21, 2019
Dawson v Steager (state/federal tax discrimination)
342

States can not have tax breaks that discriminate against federal employees who otherwise meet the qualifications for said tax break.

Feb 21, 2019
Moore v Texas (Death penalty and mental deficits)
1096

Rulling that Mr. Moore is intelectually disabled enough to be ineligible for the death penalty.

Feb 19, 2019
Helsinn v Teva (Patents “on sale”)
288

“On sale” exception to patents.
Also, i had no idea how to pronounce “palonosetron”, close ‘nuff i reckon.

Jan 22, 2019
New Prime v Oliveira (Arbitration)
468

Court holds an independent contractor truck driver can not be forced into arbitration because the 1925 arbitration act excludes transportation workers who are engaged in interstate commerce.  Also holds that “independent contractors” are considered to have signed “contracts of employment” even though they are not in an explicit employer employee relationship.

Full disclosure: as a long time truck driver, i have long known companies like new prime, swift, and cr england, to be engaged in preying on brand new truck drivers with their “lease purchase, independent contractor” agreements.

Most of the industry knows it, and if you sat down at any truck stop lunch counter and said “i’m thinking of signing a lease with [one of the previously mentioned companies]” you would quite litterally hear a chorus of veterans telling you not to — an instant groan, and a bunch if people truly trying to help the new guy from making a huge mistake.

So i’m quite glad this went the way it did.

Jan 15, 2019
Stokeling v US (ACCA Robbery)
352

Robbery is a violent offense for purposes of the ACCAs sentence enhancments. 

Jan 15, 2019
Culbertson v Berryhill
297

The 25% cap on social security attorney fees only covers in court representation, not representation before the agency.

Jan 10, 2019
Schein v Archer & White
275

Arbitration agreements that contractually deligate questions of arbitrarily to an arbitrator do exactly that — no matter if the request seeking to compell arbitration is “wholy groundless”.

Jan 10, 2019
Escondido v Emmons
700

Court rules that “right to be free of excessive force” is a bit to highly generalized to be considered “clearly established law” in regards to stripping qualified immunity.

Court also holds you can’t reinstate an excessive force claim, without any proof or even discussion, as to if the defendant even touched the plaintiff — especially after it has already been decided by another court that the defendant did not, because of body camera video footage proving no contact. (Sadly, not a joke).

Jan 07, 2019
Shoop v Hill
867

Mostly a decision that 2254 (d) (1) apeals can not use court cases that didn’t exist at the time of the origin of the appeal.

Jan 07, 2019
US v Stitt
361

Burglary can include mobile residences and or vehicles adapted for sleeping.

Dec 10, 2018
Weyerhaeuser v USFWS
487

The Dusky Gopher Frog case.
Regarding designation of critical habitat.

Nov 27, 2018
Mt Lemon v Guido (ADEA)
325

Court hold that ADEA numerosity limitation does not apply to state government subdivisions.

Nov 06, 2018
Pavan v Smith (2016 opinion)
535
Decision from 2016, in re gay couples and birth certificates.
Aug 29, 2018
Trinity Lutheran v Comer Missouri (2016 opinion)
571
Opinion from 2016, just to keep the feed active Court holds Missouri can not deny a grant to a church based on the fact it is a church. (RJ likes this one because his beloved mother was a teacher at a lutheran pre-school for most of her life).
Aug 18, 2018
NC v Covington (gerrymandering)
1242
Court upholds part of a gerrmandering solution.
Jul 14, 2018
Sexton v Beaudreaux
859
Strickland claim review.
Jun 29, 2018
Sause v Bauer
414
Court addresses a pro se 1st and 4th amendment concern (Lady told to stop praying).
Jun 28, 2018
FL v GA (Water)
565
Water rights remand.
Jun 27, 2018
Janus v AFSCME (1a Unions)
905
Court rules union agency fees are a a violation of 1st amendment.
Jun 27, 2018
Trump v Hawaii
919
Court upholds modified travel ban.
Jun 26, 2018
NIFLA v Becerra (1a abortion)
681
FACT ACT likley violates the 1st amendment.
Jun 26, 2018
Abbott v Perez (gerrymandering)
852
Court upholds several districts, and does not uphold one
Jun 25, 2018
Ohio v Amex (anti trust)
551
Amex’s anti steering provisions do not violate section one of the Sherman anti trust act.
Jun 25, 2018
Currier v VA (vol. severance - criminal)
456
Court rules voluntary severance of charges, does not create a double jeopardy issue in this specific instance).
Jun 23, 2018
Ortiz v US (Military Justice)
802
Challenges to military justice system.
Jun 23, 2018
WesternGeco v Ion Geophysical (Patent)
377
Extraterritoriality of patent infringement.
Jun 22, 2018
Carpenter v US (4a Cell location data)
620
Court rules requests for cellphone location data are 4th amendment searches.
Jun 22, 2018
Lucia v SEC (appointments violation)
556
SEC ALJs must be constitutionally appointed
Jun 21, 2018
Pereira v Sessions (notice to appear)
654
Court holds notice to appear has to have a time and date in order to actually be a notice to appear.
Jun 21, 2018
Wisc Central railroad v US (Retirement taxing)
373
Court says government can’t tax stock options for railroad workers.
Jun 21, 2018
SD v Wayfair (internet purchase taxing)
779
Court reverses quill and allows states to collect taxes on internet sales.
Jun 21, 2018
Lozman v Riviera beach (1st - retaliation)
521
First amendment retaliation, under narrow circumstances in this case.
Jun 18, 2018
Rosales-Mireles v US (Guidelines Errors)
626
Vacate of sentence based on incorectly calculated guidelines range
Jun 18, 2018
Gill v Whitford (Gerrymandering)
663
Court upholds an obvious statewide political gerrymander, for plaintiffs failure to show that they were actually harmed.
Jun 18, 2018
Benisek v Lamone
588
Denial of preliminary injunction...well past its requested time table
Jun 18, 2018
Chavez Menza v US (sentence reductions)
404
Court determines a limited explanation of a “disproportionate” sentence reduction (vs the guidelines reduction) is appropriate.
Jun 18, 2018
MN Voters aly. v Mansky
708
Court strikes down MN law on political apperal inside the polling places (limited to a problem with wording ambiguity)
Jun 15, 2018
Animal science products v Hebei Welcome (deference to foreign governments)
481
Court rules “bound to defer” should not be the standard of deference for submissions of foreign government agencies to US Courts.
Jun 15, 2018
Sveen v Melin (Contracts / Divorce)
442
Court upholds Minnesota law about life insurance bennificiary designation revocation upon divorce
Jun 11, 2018
Washington v US (Indian Treaties)
146
Court affirms the below judgement because of a 4/4 Split.
Jun 11, 2018
China Agritech v Resh
521
More fun with “tolling”
Jun 11, 2018
Husted v Randolph institute (removal from voter rolls)
534
Ohio’s way of determining if a voter has moved or died, and subsequent removal of said person from their voting rolls is lawful.
Jun 11, 2018
Lamar v Appling (“statement respecting”)
543
Court decides what “statement respecting” means in re the bankruptcy code.
Jun 05, 2018
Azar v Garza (Abortion/Moot)
541
Court in part moots an abortion debate.
Jun 05, 2018
Koons v US (sentencing reductions)
318
Jun 04, 2018
Hughes v US (type c sentincing reductions)
571
Court rules type C sentencing agreements can be considered for modification after a retroactive sentincing guidelines reduction.
Jun 04, 2018
Masterpiece Cake v Colo Civil rights Commission
534
1st Amendment free exercise over-rules civil rights of a gay couple in this specific instance - due to the colorado civil rights commission’s obvious hostility to a religious belief.
Jun 04, 2018
Lagos v US (Victims Restitution Act)
328
Restitution under MVRA 1996 may not include investigations a victim does itself.
May 29, 2018
Collins v Virginia (4A curtilage)
428
Supreme court refuses to grant 4th autombile exception to an officer who encroaches upon a home’s curtilage for a search.
May 29, 2018
Epic sys v Lewis (Arbitration)
617
Upholding Arbitration agreements
May 21, 2018
Skagit tribe v Lundgren (Late argument rejection)
242
The court rejects an argument made for the first time during the appeals process.
May 21, 2018
McCoy v Louisiana (6th Amendment)
473
Counsel may not admit guilt over the objection of his client. (Sixth amendment)
May 14, 2018
New Jersey v NCAA (10th Amendment)
687
Court strikes down federal anti sports gambling provisions based on the 10th amendment.
May 14, 2018
US v Sanchez-Gomez (Moot)
392
Case is moot because nothing could be decided because petitioners cases are over.
May 14, 2018
Byrd v US (4th Amendment)
436
Rental car contract violations do not eliminate 4th amendment privacy expectations
May 14, 2018
Dahda v US (Wiretap warrants)
325
Just because a judge tried to overstep his jurisdictional limits, does not mean that the evidence gathererd inside of his jurisdiction is inadmissable.
May 14, 2018
Oil States v Greene’s (Patent law) (stitcher re-release)
479
Patent review, and article 3 separation of powers.
May 08, 2018
Jesner v Arab Bank (Alien Torts) (Stitcher re-release)
1093
Court holds that the ATS does not allow people to sue corporations.
Apr 24, 2018
SAS v Patent office (inter partes wholeness)
428
Court rules patent office director can not choose which parts of an inter partes review will proceed, only that it will or will not proceed.
Apr 24, 2018
US v Microsoft (Moot)
273
The discussion is moot. Because of the passage of the CLOUD act.
Apr 17, 2018
Sessions v Dimaya (void for vagueness)
817
Court compares immigration deportation statue void for vagueness. In that it’s language was too similar to the unconstitutional language found in the ACCA.
Apr 17, 2018
Willson v Sellers (Looking through silent decisions)
428
Court rules that higher courts may should “look through” (in a narrow sense) silent appeals court decisions, to the last reasoned result.
Apr 17, 2018
Encino motorcars v Navarro (FLSA Overtime)
325
Determination that service advisors fit into the FLSAs overtime exemption.
Apr 02, 2018
Kisela v Hughes (Qualified immunity)
1005
Determination of qualified immunity in favor of an officer in a non fatal shooting.
Apr 02, 2018
Hall v Hall (Separating consolidated cases for appeal)
486
Court Decides once a decision has been made in an individual case which was consolidated with others under 42(a), it can be appealed before other cases associated by consolidation have been decided. (Not interlocutory).
Mar 27, 2018
Marinello v USA (Obstuction Tax code)
441
court holds that in order to obstruct the tax code under the omnibus tax code at the felony level — it requires knowing of an investigation or pending investigation.
Mar 21, 2018
Ayestas v Davis (Appeals funding)
490
in re funding for appeals of indigent defendants, ineffective assistance of counsel, reasonably necessary vs substantial need.
Mar 21, 2018
Cyan v Beaver Co retirement fund (Securities Jurisdictions)
821
Court holds SLUSA does not force removal of certain securities law claims from state to federal court.
Mar 20, 2018
TX v NM (water rights)
223
can the us file suit regarding the rio grande compact?
Mar 05, 2018
US Bank v Lakeridge LLC (appeals of “arms length” determination)
383
case deals with who and how courts should review determinations of “arms length” transactions.
Mar 05, 2018
Jennings v Rodriguez (immigration)
688
in re: supreme court rule to remove 6 month hearings for detainees of immigration proceedings, that were being required by the 9th circut.
Feb 27, 2018
Merit v FTI (Bankrupcy)
627
in re: transfer avoidance in bankruptcy proceedings.
Feb 27, 2018
Patchak v Zinke (Sep of powers)
322
in re: Article III separation of powers.
Feb 27, 2018
Rubin v Iran (FSIA)
554
in re: Foreign states immunities act
Feb 21, 2018
Murphy v Smith
255
courts must use the stipulated 25% maximum to satisfy a prisoner’s share of attorney fees (the one where everyone had a joke about the usage of “satisfy”)
Feb 21, 2018
Class v United States (Appeal Process -- Not 2A)
308
a guilty plea does not remove a defendants right to question the constitutionality of a criminal statute.
Feb 21, 2018
Digital Realty trust v Somers
581
In Re: whistle blower protections and the requirement to report to the SEC.
Feb 21, 2018
CNH Industrial v Reese
883
in Re: Retiree benifits, and contractual inferments of collective barganing agreements. (Refuting the 6th Circuts “yard-man” inferences).
Feb 20, 2018
MT v WY & ND
866
In re water rights at the tounge river.
Feb 20, 2018
Kernan v Cuero
791
In Re: Changing charging after a plea agreement has been signed (Three Strikes law).
Feb 18, 2018
Dunn (AL DoC) v Madison
674
In re the death penalty and health related memory loss.
Feb 17, 2018
Hamer V Neighborhood Housing Services Of Chicago
315
Slip opinion - Nov 8 2017 Appeals time limit extensions on "jurisdictional" extensions.
Feb 14, 2018
In re United States (DACA)
428
Supreme court reply to an appeal that regards DACA (Decided Dec 20th 2017)
Feb 11, 2018
Artis v DC
453
in re: definition of the word “tolled” for the purpose of timely filing of appeals.
Feb 09, 2018
DC v Wesby
400
in re: probable cause to enter and arrest.
Feb 09, 2018
Tharpe V Sellers
303
in re: racist jury members
Feb 09, 2018
National association of manufacturers v department of defense
716
WOTUS & who has jurisdiction.
Feb 09, 2018