Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (June 16, 2016)

June 19th, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitCopyright; fees sought

Plaintiff’s reasonableness

Is just one factor

Opinion

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust (June 13, 2016)

June 16th, 2016

Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portraitThe Bankruptcy Code

Preempts Recovery Act

Chapter 9 applies

Opinion

United States v. Bryant (June 13, 2016)

June 15th, 2016

ruth ginsburgTribal convictions

Without appointed counsel

Can support three-strikes

Opinion

Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (June 13, 2016)

June 15th, 2016

john robertsWillful Infringement

Recklessness not required

One review standard

Opinion

Dietz v. Bouldin (June 9, 2016)

June 11th, 2016

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeInherent power

For court to recall jury

After their discharge

Opinion

Williams v. Pennsylvania (June 9, 2016)

June 10th, 2016

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitEx-prosecutor

Must recuse himself as judge

In appeal of case

Opinion

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle (June 9, 2016)

June 9th, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitU.S. and P.R.

Not separate sovereigns

Double Jeopardy

Opinion

Simmons v. Himmelreich (June 6, 2016)

June 8th, 2016

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeWhere first suit barred by

FTCA “Exceptions”

Second suit not barred

Opinion

Ross v. Blake (June 6, 2016)

June 7th, 2016

220px-Elena_Kagan_official_SCOTUS_portraitInmate must exhaust

“Available” remedies

Before bringing suit

Opinion

Lynch v. Arizona (May 31, 2016) (per curiam)

June 2nd, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgLife without parole

Only option besides death

Jury must be told

Opinion