United States Supreme Court - June 2013 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Windsor

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Tax Law
In a tax refund suit, in which plaintiff challenged the determination that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) barred her from claiming the federal...
06/26/2013 12-307

Sekhar v. US

United States Supreme Court
White Collar Crime, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction of attempted extortion, in violation of the Hobbs Act, is reversed, where attempting to compel a person to recommend that his...
06/26/2013 12-357

Hollingsworth v. Perry

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In challenge to the district court's ruling that California's Proposition 8, which amended the State Constitution to define marriage as a union...
06/26/2013 12-144

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Family Law, Indian Law
In dispute arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) between an adoptive couple and the biological father of the child who had previously...
06/25/2013 12-399

Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a dispute involving plaintiff's attempt to obtain permits from defendant to develop a section of his property, defendant's denial of plaintiff's...
06/25/2013 11-1447

Shelby County v. Holder

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which provides the "coverage formula," defining the "covered jurisdictions" as States or political subdivisions...
06/25/2013 12-96

Ryan v. Schad

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The Ninth Circuit's failure to issue its mandate that would allow defendant's execution to proceed as normally required by Federal Rule of Appellate...
06/24/2013 12-1084

US v. Kebodeaux

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
The registration requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, as applied to defendant, fall within the scope of Congress'...
06/24/2013 12-418

Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Drugs & Biotech, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
State-law design-defect claims that turn on the adequacy of a drug's warnings are pre-empted by federal law under PLIVA. Inc. v. Mensing, which held...
06/24/2013 12-142

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law
Because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit did not hold defendant-University to the demanding burden of strict scrutiny articulated in...
06/24/2013 11-345