State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States (Dec. 6, 2016)

December 7th, 2016

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitQui tam plaintiff

Who breaches FCA seal

Does not forfeit claim

Opinion

Salman v. United States (Dec. 6, 2016)

December 7th, 2016

samuel alito Insider trading

Tipper to friends, family

Need not reap profit

Opinion

Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc. (Dec. 6, 2016)

December 6th, 2016

ESonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robend product profits

Design patent damages?

Not for all products

Opinion

Bravo-Fernandez v. United States (Nov. 29, 2016)

November 30th, 2016

ruth ginsburgDouble Jeopardy

There’s no issue preclusion

When verdicts conflict

Opinion

Bosse v. Oklahoma (Oct. 11, 2016) (per curiam)

October 12th, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgVictim’s family

Cannot recommend sentence

Per Eighth Amendment

Opinion

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