Glossip v. Gross (June 29, 2015)

June 29th, 2015

samuel alitoThree-drug protocol

Not cruel and unusual

No alternatives


Johnson v. United States (June 26, 2015)

June 29th, 2015

Antonin_Scalia,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitResidual clause

Armed Career Criminal Act

Offends Due Process


Obergefell v. Hodges (June 26, 2015)

June 28th, 2015

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitSame-sex marriages

Must be allowed by all States

Fourteenth Amendment


Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (June 25, 2015)

June 27th, 2015

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitFair Housing Act claims

Based on disparate impact

Are cognizable


King v. Burwell (June 25, 2015)

June 26th, 2015

john robertsUnder ACA

States with Federal Exchange

Tax credits allowed


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