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United States v. Stitt (December 10, 2018)
The term “burglary” in the Armed Career Criminal Act includes burglary of a structure or vehicle that has been adapted or is customarily used for overnight accommodation.
Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (November 27, 2018)
The Supreme Court finds that a Fish and Wildlife Service decision not to exclude an area from an endangered species' critical habitat is subject to judicial review and remands for a determination of whether habitat can include areas where the species could not currently survive.
Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido (November 6, 2018)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to states and political subdivisions without regard to size.
Sause v. Bauer (June 28, 2018)
First Amendment issues involved in a police order that plaintiff stop praying require consideration of Fourth Amendment issues concerning why the officers were present in plaintiff's home and what they wanted plaintiff to do.
Sexton v. Beaudreaux (June 28, 2018)
Supreme Court reversed a grant of habeas relief by the Ninth Circuit.
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The New York Times,
Will the conservative majority deliver on Trump’s promise to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Opinion analysis: Justices hold their fire on the ACCA, unanimously agreeing that “burglary” includes vehicles “adapted or customarily used” for overnight sleeping
In a brief and straightforward opinion, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that “burglary” as used in the federal Armed Career Criminal Act encompasses not just buildings but also any “vehicle that has been adapted or is customarily used for overnight accommodation.” As I previously reported, today’s two consolidated cases (U.S. v. Stitt and U.S.…
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy
The New York Times,
Three conservatives said the court was wrong to duck cases with “some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue.”
Justices to consider constitutionality of cross-shaped war memorial on public land: In Plain English
Over the years, the Supreme Court has sometimes struggled to explain when and why religious symbols are permitted in the public sphere and when they are not. Sometime early in 2019, the justices will hear oral argument in a dispute over the constitutionality of a cross that sits on a traffic median in the suburbs…
National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush
Supreme Court of the United States,
National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush In recognition of the President’s announcement of a National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush, the Chief Justice has ordered that the Supreme Court building will be closed on Wednesday, December 5. See Supreme Court Rules 1.3, 30.1. The oral argument scheduled for Wednesday will be heard on Thursday, December 6, at 10 a.m.
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