Opinions from 2021

Pereida v. Wilkinson
Docket Number: 19-438
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 4, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: In removal proceedings for entering and remaining in the country unlawfully, Pereida sought to establish his eligibility for cancellation of removal under 8 U.S.C. 1229a(c)(4), 1229b(b)(1). Eligibility requires certain nonpermanent ...

United States Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club, Inc.
Docket Number: 19-547
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 4, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule in 2011 regarding cooling water intake structures. Because aquatic wildlife can become trapped in intake structures, the Endangered Species Act required the EPA to ...

Brownback v. King
Docket Number: 19-546
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2021
Salinas v. Railroad Retirement Board
Docket Number: 19-199
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 3, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Salinas began seeking disability benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) based on serious injuries he suffered during his 15-year railroad career. He was granted benefits after his fourth application in ...

Republic of Hungary v. Simon
Docket Number: 18-1447
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 3, 2021
Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp
Docket Number: 19-351
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 3, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: German Jewish art dealers owned a collection of medieval relics. Their heirs allege that the Nazi government unlawfully coerced the consortium into selling the collection to Prussia for a third of its value. The relics are ...

Chicago v. Fulton
Docket Number: 19-357
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 14, 2021

Justia Opinion Summary: The debtors each filed a bankruptcy petition and requested that the city return his vehicle, which had been impounded for failure to pay fines. The filing of a bankruptcy petition automatically “creates an estate,” 11 ...