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Recent Decisions

United States v. Microsoft Corp. (April 17, 2018)
Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (2018) rendered moot a challenge to a warrant requiring Microsoft to disclose electronic communications stored overseas.

Wilson v. Sellers (April 17, 2018)
A federal habeas court reviewing an unexplained state-court decision on the merits should “look through” that decision to the last related state-court decision that provides a relevant rationale and presume that the unexplained decision adopted the same reasoning.

Sessions v. Dimaya (April 17, 2018)
Residual clause definition of a "crime of violence," incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act, is unconstitutionally vague.

Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro (April 2, 2018)
Auto dealership service advisors are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Kisela v. Hughes (April 2, 2018)
Officer is entitled to qualified immunity for the non-fatal shooting of a woman wielding a knife.

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Latest Supreme Court News

Argument analysis: Justices worry about politicizing administrative law judges
SCOTUSblog,
When the justices started their last week of arguments this morning with Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, they were well aware of the implications the decision holds for the administrative state. Because the case presents a constitutional challenge to the method by which civil-service administrative law judges are appointed, it raises the possibility that…

Argument transcripts
SCOTUSblog,
The Supreme Court has posted transcripts of today’s oral arguments: Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission (case page at this link) Pereira v. Sessions (case page at this link) Chavez-Meza v. United States (case page at this link)     The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Rod Rosenstein Makes a Timely Supreme Court Appearance
The New York Times,
After an argument on the independence of executive branch officials, Mr. Rosenstein made his Supreme Court debut in a separate sentencing case.

The Supreme Court, the Travel Ban and Echoes of History
The New York Times,
Readers discuss the coming Supreme Court case on the president’s Muslim travel ban.

Trump, President of U. S. v. Hawaii, April 25, 2018
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Court will provide the audio recording and transcript of the oral argument in 17-965, Trump, President of U.S. v. Hawaii, on an expedited basis through the Court's website. The argument is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. The Court will post the audio recording and unofficial transcript as soon as the digital files are available for uploading to the website. The audio recording and transcript should be available no later than 2 p.m. on April 25. Anyone interested...

Supreme Court Divides Over What a Law Is
Justia's Verdict,
Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf comments on a recent sharply divided decision by the US Supreme Court in Patchak v. Zinke, in which Court considered whether a particular piece of legislation actually constitutes a law. Dorf explains why the issue was so difficult and points out some of the flaws in reasoning by both the plurality and the dissent.

Current Supreme Court Justices

John G. Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
Anthony M. Kennedy
Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice
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