Posts tagged Supreme Court
District of Columbia v. Wesby (Decision January 22, 2018)

The police officers had probable cause to arrest the D.C. partygoers, and they would have had immunity too.

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Collins v. Virginia (Argument January 9, 2018)

Can police search a motorcycle parked outside a home, covered almost fully by a tarp without a warrant? 

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Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado (Argument January 8, 2018)

Texas argues New Mexico is violating a 1938 agreement that allocates usage of the Rio Grande River water. New Mexico argues Texas doesn't have a case. Will the Supreme Court dismiss it?

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Rubin v. Iran (Argument Dec. 4, 2017)

Plaintiffs are victims of a terrorist attack that won a $71.5 million judgment against Iran for sponsoring the attack. Can Rubin, et al. attach Iran's artifacts in the U.S. to collect on the judgment?

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Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (Decision Nov. 8, 2017)

The appeals court had dismissed Charmaine Hamer's appeal because it said the court was strictly bound by a filing deadline rule. The Supreme Court decided the rule is not a "jurisdictional" rule, so the court can work around it if necessary. Hamer wins.

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Patchak v. Zinke (Argument Nov. 7, 2017)

Congress used its power to establish jurisdiction in a unique way: instead of establishing jurisdiction generally, it aimed to end a particular case. Did Congress encroach on the judicial power?

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Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting (Argument Nov. 6, 2017)

Two Pennsylvania racetracks merged to build a "racino" (race track + casino). The surviving company couldn't get the permit and filed for bankruptcy. Can the company that sold out of the deal keep its distance, or will bankruptcy law take suspicion?

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