United States Supreme Court - June 2013 Opinion Summaries

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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

Descamps v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Then Ninth Circuit's application of a modified categorical approach to defendant's prior conviction for burglary under California Penal Code section...
06/20/2013 11-9540

Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Health Law, International Law
The Policy Requirement in the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Leadership Act), that requires...
06/20/2013 12-10

American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant

United States Supreme Court
Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
The Federal Arbitration Act does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the plaintiffs' cost of...
06/20/2013 12-133

Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections, Indian Law
Arizona's evidence-of-citizenship requirement, as applied to Federal Form applicants, is pre-empted by the National Voter Registration Act' mandate...
06/17/2013 12-71

Alleyne v. US

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for using or carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence that included an increased penalty for "brandishing a weapon"...
06/17/2013 11-9335

Salinas v. Texas

United States Supreme Court
Evidence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's murder conviction is affirmed, where: 1) without being placed in custody or receiving Miranda warnings, defendant voluntarily answered the...
06/17/2013 12-246

Maracich v. Spears

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In an action brought by plaintiffs, South Carolina residents, against defendant attorneys for violating the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of...
06/17/2013 12-25

Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Drugs & Biotech, Intellectual Property, Patent
The Eleventh Circuit erred in affirming the dismissal of a suit brought by plaintiff Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that violated section 5...
06/17/2013 12-416