Rippo v. Baker (March 6, 2017) (per curiam)

March 7th, 2017

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgJudge should recuse self

Where bias risk too high to

Be tolerable


Beckles v. United States (March 6, 2017)

March 7th, 2017

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitSentencing guideline

Defines “crime of violence”

Not void for vagueness


Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado (March 6, 2017)

March 7th, 2017

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitNo-impeachment rule

Must yield to 6th Amendment

When juror’s racist


Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections (March 1, 2007)

March 6th, 2017

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitRedistricting fight

Racial gerrymandering?

Wrong standard applied


Fry v. Napolean Community Schools (Feb. 22, 2017)

March 1st, 2017

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitSchool barred service dog

I.D.E.A. exhaustion

May not be needed


Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (Feb. 22, 2017)

March 1st, 2017

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeSingle component

Not a “substantial portion”

Patent not infringed


Buck v. Davis (Feb. 22, 2017)

February 22nd, 2017

john robertsLetting expert say

That race predicts violence

Is bad lawyering


Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Corp. (Jan. 18, 2017)

January 22nd, 2017

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeSue-or-be-sued clause

Fannie Mae can’t remove case

To federal court


White v. Pauly (Jan. 9, 2017) (per curiam)

January 10th, 2017

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgCop late to conflict

Qualified immunity

For shooting shooter


Shaw v. United States (Dec. 12, 2016)

December 18th, 2016

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitFederal bank fraud

Applies to schemes to defraud

Bank depositor