McDonnell v. United States (June 27, 2016)

June 30th, 2016

john robertsAn “official act”

Requires decision, action

Jury charge was wrong

Opinion

Voisine v. United States (June 27, 2016)

June 29th, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitDomestic assault

Recklessness based conviction

No gun possession

Opinion

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstadt (June 27, 2016)

June 29th, 2016

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitSurgical center

Admitting privileges

Both undue burdens

Opinion

United States v. Texas (June 23, 2016)

June 28th, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgBy a 4-4 vote

Prez’s immigration plan

Will remain enjoined

Opinion

Utah v. Strieff (June 23, 2016)

June 28th, 2016

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitStop not justified

Evidence not excluded

Attenuation

Opinion

Dollar General Corp. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (June 23, 2016)

June 27th, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgTribe’s jurisdiction

Over store on trial lands

Affirmed by split Court

Opinion

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (June 23, 2016)

June 27th, 2016

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitOh, it’s you again.

UT’s plan passes muster.

Again.  We mean it

Opinion

Mathis v. United States (June 23, 2016)

June 26th, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitFor enhanced sentence

Iowa burglary law

Is too broad to use

Opinion

Birchfield v. North Dakota (June 23, 2016)

June 25th, 2016

samuel alitoYou can be punished

For refusing a breath test

Blood test?  Not so much

Opinion

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (June 20, 2016)

June 25th, 2016

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitPatent Office rules

Regarding claim construction

Within discretion

Opinion