Horne v. Department of Agriculture (June 22, 2015)

June 25th, 2015

john robertsJust compensation

For personal property

Under Takings Clause


City of Los Angeles, California v. Patel (June 22, 2015)

June 24th, 2015

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeHotel guest ledgers

L.A. law lets cops inspect

Facially too broad


Kingsley v. Hendrickson (June 22, 2015)

June 23rd, 2015

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitPre-trial inmate

Use objective standard for

Excessive force claim


Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (June 22, 2015)

June 23rd, 2015

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitSpider-Man license

Can’t extend past patent term

Stare decisis


Brumfield v. Cain (June 18, 2015)

June 22nd, 2015

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeInmate on death row

Marginal IQ test scores

Gets Atkins hearing


McFadden v. United States (June 18, 2015)

June 21st, 2015

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitDefendant must know

Controlled substance analogue

Covered by drug laws


Ohio v. Clark (June 18, 2015)

June 21st, 2015

samuel alitoConfrontation Clause

Does not bar admission of

Statements to teachers


Davis v. Ayala (June 18, 2015)

June 20th, 2015

samuel alitoLawyer’s exclusion

From part of Batson hearing

If error, harmless


Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona (June 18, 2015)

June 19th, 2015

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitContent-based sign code

Fails strict scrutiny review

Nice try, Ninth Circuit


Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (June 18, 2015)

June 19th, 2015

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitConfederates’ Sons

Don’t have right to license plate

It’s government speech