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Recent Decisions

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht (May 20, 2019)
The question of whether a state-law failure-to-warn claim was pre-empted in light of “clear evidence” that the FDA would not have approved a change to a drug's label is a question of law, to be decided by a judge.

Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (May 20, 2019)
A debtor’s rejection of an executory trademark licensing contract under Bankruptcy Code Section 365 has the same effect as a breach of that contract outside bankruptcy and cannot rescind rights that the contract previously granted.

Herrera v. Wyoming (May 20, 2019)
Tribal hunting rights under an 1868 Treaty did not expire upon Wyoming's statehood and the Bighorn National Forest is not categorically "occupied land" for which the hunting rights do not apply.

Cochise Consultancy, Inc. v. United States (May 13, 2019)
The limitations period for qui tam suits is the same, regardless of whether the Government intervenes in the suit.

Apple, Inc. v. Pepper (May 13, 2019)
Apple iPhone owners may sue Apple for monopolistic practices in the aftermarket for iPhone apps, although the app developers, not Apple, set the price for sales through Apple's App Store.

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Latest Supreme Court News

Supreme Court Blocks Two Rulings Striking Down Voting Maps
The New York Times,
Federal courts in Ohio and Michigan had said maps there violated the Constitution by favoring the party in power.

President Pete? One-on-One With Buttigieg
The New York Times,
An interview with Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend on his 2020 presidential campaign

What Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt Adds to the Discussion of Stare Decisis and Reliance
Justia's Verdict,
Illinois law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt and what it says about stare decisis, the notion that prior Court rulings are entitled to respect in the Court today. Amar explores the point the dissent makes about reliance and argues that reliance principles should drive the Court’s approach to stare decisis.

Nationwide Injunctions Speak to Judiciary’s Growing Power, Barr Says
The New York Times,
The broad use of such injunctions illustrates how the federal district courts have undermined executive authority, the attorney general said in a speech on Tuesday evening.

Opinion analysis: Justices narrow bankrupts’ power to rescind contracts in bankruptcy
SCOTUSblog,
Yesterday’s opinion in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC resolved a long-standing disagreement in the lower courts about what happens when a debtor exercises its statutory right to reject a contract in bankruptcy. Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code gives the debtor an explicit right to “reject” contracts, and tells us that rejection amounts…

Revisions to the Rules of the Court
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Supreme Court of the United States has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court. The new Rules will take effect on July 1, 2019. The revisions to the Rules include substantive changes to Rules 14.1(b), 15.2, 25.3, 29.1, 29.2 and 33.1(g). Changes to Rules 14.1(b) and 15.2 require parties to identify any trial and appellate court cases that are directly related to the case in this Court. This provision is designed to assist the Justices in determining whether their...

Current Supreme Court Justices

John G. Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice
Stephen G. Breyer
Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice
Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Associate Justice
Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice
Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan
Associate Justice
Neil M. Gorsuch
Neil M. Gorsuch
Associate Justice
Brett M. Kavanaugh
Brett M. Kavanaugh
Associate Justice

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