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


Mata v. Lynch (June 15, 2015)

June 17th, 2015

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitMissed motion deadline

Does not rob court of appeals

Of jurisdiction


Baker Botts LLP v. Asarco LLC (June 15, 2015)

June 16th, 2015

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitBankruptcy lawyers

Don’t get fees for defending

Fee applications


Kerry v. Din (June 15, 2015)

June 15th, 2015

Antonin_Scalia,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitEx-Taliban guy

Wife can’t fight denied visa

Lacks due process claim