Volume 594

Dunn v. Reeves
Docket Number: 20-1084
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: July 2, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, Reeves and some friends went “looking for some robberies ” but their car broke down. Johnson offered to tow their vehicle. After they arrived, Reeves shot Johnson and directed the others to get his money. Reeves ...

Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
Docket Number: 19-1257
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: July 1, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Arizona voters may cast their ballots on election day in person at a traditional precinct or a “voting center” in their county of residence, may cast an “early ballot” by mail, or may vote in person at an early voting ...

Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta
Docket Number: 19-251
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: July 1, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Charitable organizations soliciting funds in California generally must register with the Attorney General and renew their registrations annually by filing copies of their IRS Form 990, on which tax-exempt organizations provide ...

PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey
Docket Number: 19-1039
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 29, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Natural Gas Act, to build an interstate pipeline, a natural gas company must obtain from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a certificate of "public convenience and necessity,” 15 U.S.C. 717f(e). ...

Johnson v. Guzman-Chavez
Docket Number: 19-897
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 29, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reinstated the prior removal orders of aliens who were removed from the U.S. and reentered without authorization. Each alien sought to prevent DHS's execution of those orders based ...

Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc.
Docket Number: 20-440
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 29, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Truckai invented NovaSure to treat abnormal uterine bleeding using a moisture-permeable applicator head to destroy targeted cells. Truckai filed a patent application and assigned the application and future continuation applications, ...

Pakdel v. City and County of San Francisco
Docket Number: 20-1212
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 28, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs owned a tenancy-in-common interest in a multi-unit San Francisco residential building. Until 2013, San Francisco accepted only 200 applications annually for conversion of such arrangements into condominium ownership. ...

Lombardo v. St. Louis
Docket Number: 20-391
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 28, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers arrested Gilbert for trespassing, took him to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and placed him in a holding cell. An officer saw Gilbert tie a piece of clothing around the cell bars and put it around ...

TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez
Docket Number: 20-297
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: When a business opted into its Name Screen Alert service, TransUnion would conduct its ordinary credit check of the consumer and would also use third-party software to compare the consumer’s name against the Treasury Department’s ...

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association
Docket Number: 20-472
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: The renewable fuel program (RFP) requires most domestic refineries to blend renewable fuels into the transportation fuels they produce, 42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)(J), (o)(1)(L), (o)(2)(A)(i), To lessen the impact of those mandates ...

Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation
Docket Number: 20-543
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Title V of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates $8 billion to “Tribal governments” to compensate for unbudgeted expenditures made in response to COVID–19, 42 U.S.C. 801(a)(2)(B). ...

Collins v. Yellen
Docket Number: 19-422
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: When the housing bubble burst in 2008, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) suffered significant losses. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act ...

Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid
Docket Number: 20-107
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: A California regulation mandates that agricultural employers allow union organizers onto their property for up to three hours per day, 120 days per year. Union organizers sought access to property owned by two California ...

Lange v. California
Docket Number: 20-18
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Lange drove by a California highway patrol officer, playing loud music and honking his horn. The officer followed Lange and soon turned on his overhead lights to signal Lange to pull over. Rather than stopping, Lange drove ...

Mahanoy Area School District v. B. L.
Docket Number: 20-255
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: B.L. failed to make her school’s varsity cheerleading squad. While visiting a store over the weekend, B.L. posted two images on Snapchat, a social media smartphone application that allows users to share temporary images ...

United States v. Arthrex, Inc.
Docket Number: 19-1434
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) conduct adversarial proceedings for challenging the validity of an existing patent before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), 35 U.S.C. 6(a), (c). The Secretary of Commerce appoints ...

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System
Docket Number: 20-222
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a securities-fraud class action alleging that Goldman violated securities laws prohibiting material misrepresentations and omissions in connection with the sale of securities, 15 U.S.C. 78j(b); 17 CFR 240.10b–5, ...

National Collegiate Athletic Association. v. Alston
Docket Number: 20-512
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 21, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) limits how schools may compensate college-level “amateur” student-athletes. Current and former student-athletes brought suit under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, which ...