Foster v. Chatman (May 23, 2016)

May 26th, 2016

john robertsPeremptory strikes

Can’t be based on jurors’ race

Batson claim upheld

Opinion

Green v. Brennan (May 23, 2016)

May 26th, 2016

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeConstructive discharge

Limitations start running

Resignation date

Opinion

Wittman v. Personhuballah (May 23, 2016)

May 25th, 2016

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitMembers of Congress

Can’t challenge gerrymander

When not their district

Opinion

Luna Torres v. Lynch (May 19, 2016)

May 25th, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitThird-degree arson

Aggravated felony

Though under state law

Opinion

Betterman v. Montana (May 19, 2016)

May 24th, 2016

ruth ginsburgSpeedy Trial Clause

Won’t stop delayed sentencing

After conviction

Opinion

CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC (May 19, 2016)

May 23rd, 2016

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portrait“Prevailing party”

Don’t need ruling on merits

For attorney’s fees

Opinion

Zubik v. Burwell (May 16, 2016)(per curiam)

May 22nd, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgThis case is too hard

Let the appeals courts deal with

Birth control mandate

Opinion

Kernan v. Hinojosa (May 16, 2016)(per curiam)

May 22nd, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgHabeas review

State’s summary dismissal

Is “on the merits”

Opinion

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. v. Manning (May 16, 2016)

May 22nd, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitTerm “brought to enforce”

Has coextensive scope with

“Arising under”

Opinion

Husky Int’l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz

May 22nd, 2016

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeIn Bankruptcy law

Fraudulent conveyances

Are “actual fraud”

Opinion