Supreme Court decision syllabus (SCOTUS)

May 18 2020 718 8 mins

Decisions of the Supreme Court, summarized by the court itself.Readings of the Supreme Court slip opinion syllabi, With no personal commentary, you can make up your own mind about the decisions. See Wheaton and Donaldson v. Peters and Grigg, 33 U.S. 591 (1834) and United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U.S. 321, 337. Photo by: Davi Kelly



OPATI v. REPUBLIC OF SUDAN
May 18 2020 • 5 min
Can sue for punitive damages in this case.


LUCKY BRAND DUNGAREES v MARCEL FASHIONS (Issue/claim preclusion)
May 15 2020 • 5 min
This issue is not similar enough to qualify for defensive issue or claim preclusion.


US v SINENENG-SMITH (Party Presentation rule)
May 08 2020 • 4 min
9th Circuit can not make this case about something that the parties had not already presented.



KELLY v. UNITED STATES (Bridgegate)
May 08 2020 • 4 min
Regarding the wore fraud charges not being appropriate.


NY STATE RIFLE & PISTOL v. CITY OF NEW YORK
Apr 27 2020 • 3 min
Vacated and remanded for further proceedings. Mostly Moot/can’t assert a new clam here.


MAINE COMMUNITY HEALTH OPTIONS v. UNITED STATES (Risk Corridors)
Apr 27 2020 • 9 min
The government obligated itself to pay in this instance. (Health insurance risk corridors)


Georgia v Public.Resource.org
Apr 27 2020 • 8 min
The annotations are not copyrightable.


BARTON v BARR (Stop Time cancellation of removal)
Apr 25 2020 • 8 min


ROMAG FASTENERS v. FOSSIL GROUP (Willfulness in infringment)
Apr 24 2020 • 3 min
Willfullness not specifically required under §1125(a).


MAUI, HAWAII v. HAWAII WILDLIFE FUND (Point Source)
Apr 24 2020 • 9 min
The point source case.


THRYV, INC. v. CLICK-TO- CALL (§314, Inter Partes review)
Apr 21 2020 • 6 min
Reviewability of decision to do an inter partes review.


ATLANTIC RICHFIELD v. CHRISTIAN (Superfund)
Apr 20 2020 • 11 min
Dispute over a superfund site in Montana.


Ramos v Louisiana (Right to unanimous jury)
Apr 20 2020 • 8 min
The 6th amendment (through the 14th) requires unanimous jury to convict on serious crimes.



Democratic NC v Republican NC
Apr 07 2020 • 8 min
PC Opinion on an Injunction relating to the election in Wisconsin.


Babb v Wilkie (Age Discrimination)
Apr 07 2020 • 9 min
ADEA


Kansas v Glover (probable cause)
Apr 07 2020 • 4 min
Without additional information to rebut the presumption, it is reasonable for an officer to believe a vehicle belonging to a driver with a revoked license is being driven by the owner.


CITGO v Frescati
Mar 31 2020 • 8 min
Safe berth clause of sub charter agreement In this case means safe berth, not due diligence.


Davis v US (appeal of plain error)
Mar 25 2020 • 5 min
Telling the 5th circuit to review for plain error.


Comcast v Natl Assn. African American media
Mar 24 2020 • 6 min
Court says §1981 still needs but-for causation.


Kahler v Kansas (Insanity Defense)
Mar 24 2020 • 7 min
the court refuses to set a constitutional bar for the insanity defense.


Allen v Cooper (copyright/state sov immunity)
Mar 24 2020 • 7 min
Court holds CRCA does not properly abrogate state sovereign immunity against copyright infringement.


Guerrero-Lasprilla v Bar (Immigration)
Mar 23 2020 • 10 min
In this case the question is a “question of law”


Kansas v Garcia
Mar 03 2020 • 10 min
The fact info is used on the I-9 form, does not preempt that information (submitted on other forms) from being used to prosecute for fraud.



Intel v Sulyma
Feb 28 2020 • 5 min
ERISA - Defining “Actual Knowledge” as being Actual Knowledge.


Holguin-Hernandez v US
Feb 28 2020 • 4 min
petitioner did enough to preserve right of appeal.


Shular v US
Feb 28 2020 • 6 min
ACCA arguments, including things depending on what the definition of “is” is.


McKinney v Arizona
Feb 25 2020 • 3 min
Death penalty appeal in re Clemons (because Ring and Hurst aren’t retroactive on collateral review)


Rodriguez v FDIC
Feb 25 2020 • 3 min
In Re the Bob Richards rule.


Hernandez v Mesa
Feb 25 2020 • 7 min
Cross border shooting


Monasky v Taglieri
Feb 25 2020 • 6 min
Habitual residence of a child


Rom Catholic Church of PR v Feliciano
Feb 24 2020 • 16 min
Once a case is removed to federal court, the state court can’t do anything, until federal courts are finished.


Retirement...IBM v Jander (ERISA)
Jan 14 2020 • 5 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 14 Jan 2020


Ritzen v Jackson (bankruptcies)
Jan 14 2020 • 5 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 14 Jan 2020



Peter v NantKwest (American rule)
Dec 11 2019 • 5 min
SCOTUS opinion syllabus 11 DEC 2019


Rotkiske v Klemm (FDCPA)
Dec 11 2019 • 4 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 10 DEC 2019


Thompson v Hebdon (election contributions)
Nov 25 2019 • 9 min
Supreme Court opinion, 25 Nov 2019


Montgomery v Louisiana (2015 Case\equipment check)
Oct 19 2019 • 8 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 25 Jan 2016


DOC v New York (Citizenship question)
Jun 30 2019 • 16 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus, 27 Jun 2019


Mitchell v Wisconsin (BAC testing while unconscious)
Jun 29 2019 • 6 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus, 27 Jun 2019


Rucho v Common cause (partisan gerrymandering)
Jun 28 2019 • 12 min
Supreme Court, opinion syllabus 27 Jun 2019


US v Haymond (5a 6a, right to jury)
Jun 28 2019 • 8 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 26 JUN 2019


Kisor v Wilkie (Auer deference)
Jun 27 2019 • 12 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 26 Jun 2019


TN wine & spirits v Thomas (21st Amendment / DCC)
Jun 27 2019 • 13 min
Supreme Court, opinion syllabus 26 Jun 2019



US v Davis (void for vagueness)
Jun 24 2019 • 8 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 24 Jun 2019


Food mktg v Argus Leader (FOIA)
Jun 24 2019 • 6 min
Supreme Court, opinion syllabus 24 JUN 2019


Iancu v Brunetti (FUCT TRADEMARK)
Jun 24 2019 • 4 min
Supreme Court, opinion syllabus 24 JUN 2019


Dutra v Batterton (Admiralty, unseaworthyness)
Jun 24 2019 • 6 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 24 Jun 2019


Flowers v Mississippi (Batson)
Jun 21 2019 • 7 min


Kaestner Trust v NC
Jun 21 2019 • 6 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 21 Jun 2019


Rehaif v US (knowingly)
Jun 21 2019 • 5 min
Supreme Court, opinion syllabus 21 JUN 2019


Knick v Township of Scott PA (takings)
Jun 21 2019 • 9 min
Supreme Court syllabus, 21 Jun 2019


Gundy v US (delegation of power)
Jun 20 2019 • 11 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 20 JUN 2019


McDonagh v Smith (fabricated evidence)
Jun 20 2019 • 7 min
Supreme Court syllabus 20 JUN 2019



Am Legion v Am Humanist Assoc. (establishment clause)
Jun 20 2019 • 20 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 20JUN2019


PDR v Carlton & Harris (unsolicited advertisement)
Jun 20 2019 • 4 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 20 JUN 2019


Manhattan CAC v Halleck (1a)
Jun 17 2019 • 6 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 17 JUN 2019


VA Uranium v Warren (NRC/AEA)
Jun 17 2019 • 11 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 17 JUN 2019


Gamble v US (sep sovereigns doctrine)
Jun 17 2019 • 6 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 17 Jun 2019


Va House v Bethune-Hill (Standing)
Jun 17 2019 • 7 min
Supreme Court Opinion syllabus 17 JUN 2019


Quarles v US (Burglaries & the ACA)
Jun 12 2019 • 5 min
Supreme Court Opinion Syllabus 10 June 2019


Return Mail v US Postal Service (Patent and who is a person)
Jun 11 2019 • 9 min
Court Syllabus 10 Jun 2019


Parker Drilling v Newton
Jun 10 2019 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus 10 Jun 2019


Taggart v Lorenzen (Bankruptcies and Civil Contempt)
Jun 04 2019 • 4 min
Opinion syllabus 03 Jun 2019



Azar v Allina health (Medicare “fraction”)
Jun 04 2019 • 7 min
Opinion syllabus 03 Jun 2019


Ft Bend, TX v Davis (EEOC)
Jun 04 2019 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 03 June 2019


Mont v US (supervised release tolling)
Jun 03 2019 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 03 Jun 2019


Smith v Berryhill (SSA Appeals)
May 31 2019 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus 28 May 2019


Home depot v Jackson (who can remove to federal court)
May 31 2019 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 28 May 2019


Box v Planned Parenthood (Fetal Disposition law)
May 29 2019 • 5 min
Opinion 28 May 2019


Nieves v Bartlett (Retaliatory arrest)
May 28 2019 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus 28 may 2019


Merck & Dohme v Albrecht (Duty to warn/impossibly doctrine)
May 21 2019 • 7 min
Supreme Court opinion syllabus 20 May 2019


Mission v Tempnology (contracts in bankruptcy)
May 20 2019 • 6 min
Opinion syllabus 20 May 2019


Herrera v WY (Treaty hunting rights)
May 20 2019 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus 20 May 2019



Cochise v US ex. Rel. Hunt (Relator statute of limitations)
May 14 2019 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 13 May 2019


Tax Board of CA v Hyatt
May 13 2019 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 13 May 2019


Apple v Pepper (Anti Trust/Monopoly)
May 13 2019 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus 13 May 2019


Thacker v TVA (TVA Specific)
Apr 29 2019 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 29 APR 2019


Lamps plus v Varela (forced class arbitration)
Apr 24 2019 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus 24 April 2019


Bestek v Berryhill (unsupported expert testimony)
Apr 01 2019 • 5 min
Opinion Syllabus 01 APR 2019


Bucklew v Precythe (Death Penalty)
Apr 01 2019 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus 01 Apr 2019


Lorenzo v SEC (securities fraud)
Mar 27 2019 • 8 min
Opinion Syllabus 27 march 2019


Sudan v Harrison
Mar 26 2019 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 26 March 2019


Sturgeon v Frost (Alaska Hovercraft)
Mar 26 2019 • 10 min
Opinion Syllabus 26 March 2019



Air and liquid systems v DeVries (integrated parts, and liability)
Mar 21 2019 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 19 March 2019


Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus (Debt collector v Security interest enforcer)
Mar 21 2019 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus 20 March 2019


Frank v Gaos (cy pres issue avoided)
Mar 21 2019 • 13 min
Opinion 20 march 2019


Wa dept lisc. v Cougar den (Indian Treaties & fuel tax exemption)
Mar 20 2019 • 9 min
Opinion Syllabus 19 march 2019


Nielsen v Preap (detention of deportable aliens)
Mar 20 2019 • 10 min
Opinion Syllabus 19 march 2019


BNSF v Loos (RRTA)
Mar 04 2019 • 7 min
Opinion syllabus 04 March 2019


Rimini v Oracle (Full Costs)
Mar 04 2019 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus 04 March 2019


Fourth Estate v Wall-Street.com (copyright registration)
Mar 04 2019 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus 04 March 2019


Garza v Idaho (ineffective assistance of counsel - appeals)
Feb 27 2019 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus 27 Feb 2019


Jam v International finance corp (FSIA, IOIA)
Feb 27 2019 • 7 min
Opinion syllabus 27 feb 2019



Madison v Alabama (death penalty - competence)
Feb 27 2019 • 5 min
Opinion Syllabus 27 Feb 2019


Nutraceutical corp v Lambert (23b Tolling)
Feb 26 2019 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 26 Feb 2019


Yovino v Rizo (Dead judges voting)
Feb 25 2019 • 9 min
Opinion 25 Feb 2019


Timbs v Indiana (Civil Asset forfiture 8th/14th)
Feb 21 2019 • 6 min
Opinion syllabus 20 Feb 2018


Dawson v Steager (state/federal tax discrimination)
Feb 21 2019 • 5 min
Opinion Syllabus 20 Feb 2019


Moore v Texas (Death penalty and mental deficits)
Feb 19 2019 • 18 min
Slip opinion 19 Feb 2018


Helsinn v Teva (Patents “on sale”)
Jan 22 2019 • 4 min
Opinion Syllabus 22 Jan 2019


New Prime v Oliveira (Arbitration)
Jan 15 2019 • 7 min
Supreme Court 15 Jan 2019


Stokeling v US (ACCA Robbery)
Jan 15 2019 • 5 min
Supreme Court 15 Jan 2019


Culbertson v Berryhill
Jan 10 2019 • 4 min
Opinion Syllabus 08 Jan 2019



Schein v Archer & White
Jan 10 2019 • 4 min
Opinion Syllabus 08 Jan 2018


Shoop v Hill
Jan 07 2019 • 14 min
Opinion syllabus 07 Jan 2019


Escondido v Emmons
Jan 07 2019 • 11 min
Opinion syllabus 07 Jan 2019


US v Stitt
Dec 10 2018 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus, 10 Dec 2018


Weyerhaeuser v USFWS
Nov 27 2018 • 8 min
Opinion Syllabus, 27 Nov 2018


Mt Lemon v Guido (ADEA)
Nov 06 2018 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 06 Nov 2018


Pavan v Smith (2016 opinion)
Aug 29 2018 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus


Trinity Lutheran v Comer Missouri (2016 opinion)
Aug 18 2018 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus


NC v Covington (gerrymandering)
Jul 14 2018 • 20 min
Court opinion 28 June 2018


Sexton v Beaudreaux
Jun 29 2018 • 14 min
Opinion 28 Jun 2018



Sause v Bauer
Jun 28 2018 • 6 min
Opinion 28 Jun 2018


Janus v AFSCME (1a Unions)
Jun 27 2018 • 15 min
Opinion syllabus 27 Jan 2018


FL v GA (Water)
Jun 27 2018 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus 27 Jun 2018


NIFLA v Becerra (1a abortion)
Jun 26 2018 • 11 min
Opinion syllabus, 26 jun 2018


Trump v Hawaii
Jun 26 2018 • 15 min
Opinion syllabus, 26 Jun 2018


Ohio v Amex (anti trust)
Jun 25 2018 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus, 25 Jun 2018


Abbott v Perez (gerrymandering)
Jun 25 2018 • 14 min
Opinion syllabus 25 Jun 2017


Ortiz v US (Military Justice)
Jun 23 2018 • 13 min
Opinion Syllabus, 22 Jun 2018


Currier v VA (vol. severance - criminal)
Jun 23 2018 • 7 min
Opinion syllabus 22 jun 2018


Carpenter v US (4a Cell location data)
Jun 22 2018 • 10 min
Opinion syllabus 22 jun 2018



WesternGeco v Ion Geophysical (Patent)
Jun 22 2018 • 6 min
Opinion syllabus 22 Jun 2018


SD v Wayfair (internet purchase taxing)
Jun 21 2018 • 12 min
Opinion Syllabus, 21 Jun 2018


Wisc Central railroad v US (Retirement taxing)
Jun 21 2018 • 6 min
Opinion Syllabus 21 jun 2018


Pereira v Sessions (notice to appear)
Jun 21 2018 • 10 min
Opinion Syllabus, 21 Jun 2018


Lucia v SEC (appointments violation)
Jun 21 2018 • 9 min
Opinion Syllabus 21 Jun 2018


Lozman v Riviera beach (1st - retaliation)
Jun 18 2018 • 8 min
Decision syllabus 18 jun 2018


Gill v Whitford (Gerrymandering)
Jun 18 2018 • 11 min
Opinion Syllabus 18 Jan 18


Rosales-Mireles v US (Guidelines Errors)
Jun 18 2018 • 10 min
18 June 18


Chavez Menza v US (sentence reductions)
Jun 18 2018 • 6 min
Opinion syllabus 18 jun 18


Benisek v Lamone
Jun 18 2018 • 9 min
18 jun 18



Animal science products v Hebei Welcome (deference to foreign governments)
Jun 15 2018 • 8 min
Opinion Syllabus 14 June 2018


MN Voters aly. v Mansky
Jun 15 2018 • 11 min
Opinion syllabus 14 June 2018


China Agritech v Resh
Jun 11 2018 • 8 min
More fun with “tolling”


Husted v Randolph institute (removal from voter rolls)
Jun 11 2018 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus 11 june 2018


Washington v US (Indian Treaties)
Jun 11 2018 • 2 min
Court affirms the below judgement because of a 4/4 Split.


Sveen v Melin (Contracts / Divorce)
Jun 11 2018 • 7 min
Opinion syllabus 11 June 2018


Azar v Garza (Abortion/Moot)
Jun 05 2018 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus


Lamar v Appling (“statement respecting”)
Jun 05 2018 • 9 min
Opinion syllabus 04 June 2018


Masterpiece Cake v Colo Civil rights Commission
Jun 04 2018 • 8 min
Opinion syllabus 04 june 2018


Hughes v US (type c sentincing reductions)
Jun 04 2018 • 9 min
Opinion Syllabus 04 June 2018



Koons v US (sentencing reductions)
Jun 04 2018 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 04 June 2018


Collins v Virginia (4A curtilage)
May 29 2018 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 29 May 2018


Lagos v US (Victims Restitution Act)
May 29 2018 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 29 may 2018


Skagit tribe v Lundgren (Late argument rejection)
May 21 2018 • 4 min
Opinion Syllabus 21 May 2018


Epic sys v Lewis (Arbitration)
May 21 2018 • 10 min
Opinion syllabus 21 May 2018


New Jersey v NCAA (10th Amendment)
May 14 2018 • 11 min
Opinion syllabus 14 May 2018


McCoy v Louisiana (6th Amendment)
May 14 2018 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 14 May 2018


Dahda v US (Wiretap warrants)
May 14 2018 • 5 min
Opinion Syllabus 14 May 2018


Byrd v US (4th Amendment)
May 14 2018 • 7 min
Slip opinion syllabus 14 May 2018


US v Sanchez-Gomez (Moot)
May 14 2018 • 6 min
Opinion syllabus 14 May 2018



Oil States v Greene’s (Patent law) (stitcher re-release)
May 08 2018 • 7 min
Opinion Syllabus 24 April 2018


SAS v Patent office (inter partes wholeness)
Apr 24 2018 • 7 min
Opinion syllabus 24 April 2018


Jesner v Arab Bank (Alien Torts) (Stitcher re-release)
Apr 24 2018 • 18 min
Opinion Syllabus 24 April 2018


Willson v Sellers (Looking through silent decisions)
Apr 17 2018 • 7 min
Slip opinion 04/17/18


Sessions v Dimaya (void for vagueness)
Apr 17 2018 • 13 min
Slip opinion 04/17/18


US v Microsoft (Moot)
Apr 17 2018 • 4 min
Slip Opinion 04/17/18


Kisela v Hughes (Qualified immunity)
Apr 02 2018 • 16 min
Per curiam 04/02/18


Encino motorcars v Navarro (FLSA Overtime)
Apr 02 2018 • 5 min
Opinion syllabus 04/02/18


Hall v Hall (Separating consolidated cases for appeal)
Mar 27 2018 • 8 min
Slip Opinion 3/27/18


Ayestas v Davis (Appeals funding)
Mar 21 2018 • 8 min
slip opinion 03/21/18



Marinello v USA (Obstuction Tax code)
Mar 21 2018 • 7 min
Slip Opinion Syllibus 03/21/18


Cyan v Beaver Co retirement fund (Securities Jurisdictions)
Mar 20 2018 • 13 min
slip opinion 03/20/18


US Bank v Lakeridge LLC (appeals of “arms length” determination)
Mar 05 2018 • 6 min
03/05/18


TX v NM (water rights)
Mar 05 2018 • 3 min
03/05/18


Jennings v Rodriguez (immigration)
Feb 27 2018 • 11 min
02/27/2018


Patchak v Zinke (Sep of powers)
Feb 27 2018 • 5 min
02/27/2018


Merit v FTI (Bankrupcy)
Feb 27 2018 • 10 min
02/27/2018


Digital Realty trust v Somers
Feb 21 2018 • 9 min
02/21/18


Class v United States (Appeal Process -- Not 2A)
Feb 21 2018 • 5 min
02/21/18


Murphy v Smith
Feb 21 2018 • 4 min
02/21/18



Rubin v Iran (FSIA)
Feb 21 2018 • 9 min
02/21/2018


MT v WY & ND
Feb 20 2018 • 14 min
02/20/2018


CNH Industrial v Reese
Feb 20 2018 • 14 min
02/20/2017


Kernan v Cuero
Feb 18 2018 • 13 min
06 Nov 2017


Dunn (AL DoC) v Madison
Feb 17 2018 • 11 min
Per Curiam 06 Nov 2017


Hamer V Neighborhood Housing Services Of Chicago
Feb 14 2018 • 5 min
Slip opinion Oct 10, 2017


In re United States (DACA)
Feb 11 2018 • 7 min
DACA case


National association of manufacturers v department of defense
Feb 09 2018 • 11 min
Slip Opinion


Tharpe V Sellers
Feb 09 2018 • 5 min
08 Jan 2018


DC v Wesby
Feb 09 2018 • 6 min
22 Jan 2018



Artis v DC
Feb 09 2018 • 7 min
22 Jan 2018


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