Opinions from 2022

Hemphill v. New York
Docket Number: 20-637
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 20, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: A stray 9-millimeter bullet killed a child after a Bronx street fight. Eyewitnesses described the shooter as wearing a blue shirt or sweater. Police officers determined Gilliam was involved and that Morris was at the scene. ...

Babcock v. Kijakazi
Docket Number: 20-480
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 13, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Social Security retirement benefits are calculated using a formula based on past earnings, 42 U.S.C. 415(a)(1)(A). Under the “windfall elimination” provision, benefits are reduced when a retiree receives a separate pension ...

National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Docket Number: 21A244
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 13, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary of Labor, through OSHA, enacted a vaccine mandate, to be enforced by employers. The mandate preempted contrary state laws and covered virtually all employers with at least 100 employees, with exemptions for ...

Biden v. Missouri
Docket Number: 21A240
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 13, 2022

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2021, the Secretary of HHS announced that, in order to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, participating facilities must ensure that their staff—unless exempt for medical or religious reasons or teleworking ...