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

Utah v. Strieff (June 20, 2016)

June 24th, 2016

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitStop not justified

No exclusionary rule

Attenuation

Opinion

Taylor v. United States (June 20, 2016)

June 24th, 2016

samuel alitoHobbs Act robbery

“Commerce” requirement met

When drug dealer robbed

Opinion

RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Community (June 20, 2016)

June 22nd, 2016

samuel alitoEurope’s RICO claim

Lacks domestic injury

Case must be dismissed

Opinion