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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

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog,
Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling Lagos v. United States Washington v. United…

A Rebuke to Trump, a Century in the Making
The New York Times,
With a man in the White House who helped set off a new women’s movement, the Equal Rights Amendment has a chance of being ratified.

Argument preview: Travel-ban challenge returns
SCOTUSblog,
On Wednesday, April 25, the justices will take the bench for the final oral argument scheduled for this term. Fittingly, the case on their docket that day is one of the biggest of the year: Trump v. Hawaii, the challenge to the latest iteration of President Donald Trump’s efforts to restrict travel to the United…

Relist Watch
SCOTUSblog,
John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. April is a tricky time. By this late in the year, my skin is usually burned – although since I graduated from law school, that most often results from me setting the monitor contrast wrong. But there’s a new reason for my pallor this year. Under the new calendar –…

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