Volume 597

West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency
Docket Number: 20-1530
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 30, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the Clean Power Plan rule, which addressed carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, citing Section 111 of the Clean Air Act,” 42 U.S.C. 7411(d). ...

Biden v. Texas
Docket Number: 21-954
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 30, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2019, the Department of Homeland Security implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP): certain non-Mexican nationals arriving by land from Mexico were returned to Mexico to await the results of their removal proceedings. ...

Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety
Docket Number: 20-603
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 29, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Enacted pursuant to Article I of the Constitution, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), gives returning service members the right to reclaim their prior jobs with state employers and authorizes ...

Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta
Docket Number: 21-429
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 29, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Castro-Huerta was convicted of child neglect in Oklahoma state court. The Supreme Court subsequently held that the Creek Nation’s eastern Oklahoma reservation was never properly disestablished and remained “Indian country.” ...

Ruan v. United States
Docket Number: 20-1410
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 27, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Two medical doctors, licensed to prescribe controlled substances, were convicted for violating 21 U.S.C. 841, which makes it a crime, “[e]xcept as authorized[,] . . . for any person knowingly or intentionally . . . to manufacture, ...

Concepcion v. United States
Docket Number: 20-1650
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 27, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Concepcion pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), and was sentenced, in 2009, to 228 months in prison. The career offender provision and other enhancements increased Concepcion’s Sentencing Guidelines ...

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District
Docket Number: 21-418
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 27, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Kennedy lost his job as a high school football coach after he knelt at midfield after games to offer a quiet personal prayer. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the summary judgment rejection of Kennedy’s claims against the school ...

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Docket Number: 19-1392
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 24, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act provides that “[e]xcept in a medical emergency or in the case of a severe fetal abnormality, a person shall not intentionally or knowingly perform . . . or induce an abortion of an unborn ...

Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation, For Valley Hospital Medical Center
Docket Number: 20-1312
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 24, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Once a person turns 65 or has received federal disability benefits for 24 months, he becomes “entitled” to Medicare Part A, 42 U.S.C. 426(a)–(b) benefits. Not all patients who qualify for Medicare Part A have their ...

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen
Docket Number: 20-843
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of .New York makes it a crime to possess a firearm without a license. An individual who wants to carry a firearm outside his home may obtain an unrestricted license to “have and carry” a concealed “pistol ...

Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP
Docket Number: 21-248
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: North Carolina amended its Constitution to require photographic identification for in-person voting. S.B. 824 was enacted to implement the amendment. In a federal constitutional challenge, the Board of Elections was defended ...

Nance v. Ward
Docket Number: 21-439
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: A prisoner who challenges a state’s proposed method of execution under the Eighth Amendment must identify a readily available alternative method that would significantly reduce the risk of severe pain. Nance brought suit ...

Vega v. Tekoh
Docket Number: 21-499
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Los Angeles County Deputy Vega questioned Tekoh at the medical center where Tekoh worked regarding the reported sexual assault of a patient. Vega did not inform Tekoh of his Miranda rights. Tekoh eventually provided a written ...