Volume 567

Tennant v. Jefferson County
Docket Number: 11-1184
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: September 25, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-1184/

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs claimed that West Virginia's 2011 congressional redistricting plan violated the "one person, one vote" principle that the Court held to be embodied in Article I, section 2, of the United States Constitution. A...

First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards
Docket Number: 10-708
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 28, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/10-708/

United States v. Alvarez
Docket Number: 11-210
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 28, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-210/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Stolen Valor Act makes it a crime to falsely claim receipt of military decorations or medals and provides an enhanced penalty if the Congressional Medal of Honor is involved, 18 U. S. C. 704 (b),(c). After pleading g...

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
Docket Number: 11-393
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 28, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-393/

Justia Opinion Summary: In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While only four Justices found its requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health...

Miller v. Alabama
Docket Number: 10-9646
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/10-9646/

Justia Opinion Summary: In each of two underlying cases, a 14-year-old was convicted of murder and sentenced to a mandatory term of life imprisonment without possibility of parole. The highest courts of Alabama and Arkansas upheld the sentences...

American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock
Docket Number: 11-1179
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-1179/

Justia Opinion Summary: Montana state law provides that a "corporation may not make ... an expenditure in connection with a candidate or a political committee that supports or opposes a candidate or a political party." Mont. Code 13–35–227(1)....

Arizona v. United States
Docket Number: 11-182
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-182/

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court entered a preliminary injunction concerning four provisions of Arizona S. B. 1070, enacted in 2010: Section 3 makes failure to comply with federal alien-registration requirements a state misdemeanor; 5...

Knox v. Service Employees
Docket Number: 10-1121
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/10-1121/

Justia Opinion Summary: California law permits public employees to create an agency shop bargaining unit so that all employees are represented by a union. Employees who do not join must pay "chargeable expenses;" the union may not require nonme...

FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc.
Docket Number: 10-1293
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/10-1293/

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1970s the FCC began enforcing 18 U.S.C. 1464, which bans broadcast of "any obscene, indecent, or profane language." This case concerns two isolated utterances of obscene words during live broadcasts aired by Fox a...

Dorsey v. United States
Docket Number: 11-5683
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-5683/

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, convicted of selling crack cocaine in 2007 and 2008, were not sentenced until 2010, after amendment of the 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act eliminated a 100-to-1 disparity between the amounts of crack cocaine and pow...

Southern Union Co. v. United States
Docket Number: 11-94
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-94/

Justia Opinion Summary: The company was convicted of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for knowingly storing liquid mercury without a permit "on or about September 19, 2002 to October 19, 2004." Violations are punishable by...

Williams v. Illinois
Docket Number: 10-8505
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/10-8505/

Justia Opinion Summary: In petitioner's bench trial for rape, the prosecution called an expert who testified that a DNA profile produced by an outside lab matched a profile produced by the state police lab using a sample of petitioner's blood....

Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.
Docket Number: 11-204
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-204/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, employed by respondent as pharmaceutical sales representatives, filed suit alleging that respondent violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 206-207, by failing to compensate them for overtime...

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak
Docket Number: 11-246
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-246/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner requested that the Secretary of the Interior take into trust on its behalf a tract of land known as the Bradley Property, which petitioner intended to use "for gaming purposes." The Secretary took title to the...

Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter
Docket Number: 11-551
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-551/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA), 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq., directed the Secretary of the Interior to enter into contracts with willing tribes, pursuant to which those tribes would provide s...

Elgin v. Department of Treasury
Docket Number: 11-45
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 11, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-45/

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), 5 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., certain federal employees could obtain administrative and judicial review of specified adverse employment actions. At issue was whether the CSRA p...

Parker v. Matthews
Docket Number: 11-845
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 11, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/567/11-845/