Volume 597

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 ...