United States Supreme Court - June 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Currier v. Virginia

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Criminal defendant was indicted for burglary, grand larceny, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He agreed to a severance;...
06/22/2018 16-1348

Ortiz v. US

United States Supreme Court
Military Law, Constitutional Law
Affirmed. Oritiz, a US Air Force Airmen First Class, was convicted by court-martial of possession and distributing child pornography. He now petitions...
06/22/2018 16-1423

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Patent
Reversed and remanded. WesternGeco owns a patent for a system to survey the ocean floor and they believed that a competing system owned by ION...
06/22/2018 16-1011

Lucia v SEC

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law
Reversed and Remanded. The Securities and Exchange Commission assigned plaintiffs matter to an Administrative Law Judge for enforcement. Plaintiff...
06/21/2018 17-130

Wisconsin Central v. US

United States Supreme Court
Labor & Employment Law, Government Benefits
Reversed and remanded. The Railroad Retirement Tax Act of 1937 was enacted to provide pensions to railroad workers at a time when many railroads were...
06/21/2018 17-530

South Dakota v. Wayfair

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Tax Law
Vacated and remanded. Sellers of goods and services are required to collect and remit sales taxes to the State, but if the Seller does not have a...
06/21/2018 17-494

Pereira v Sessions

United States Supreme Court
Immigration Law, Constitutional Law
Reversed and remanded. Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 non-permanent residents are subject to removal...
06/21/2018 17-459

Gill v. Whitford

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Vacating and remanding a district court denial of a defense motion to dismiss a suit complaining that Wisconsin voting districts had been subjected to...
06/18/2018 16-1161

Chavez-Meza v. US

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a federal sentencing case, the Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court stating that the trial judge sufficiently demonstrated a reasoned...
06/18/2018 17-5639

Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Constitutional Law
In a First Amendment free speech case, the Court ordered the judgment of the Court of Appeals vacated and the case remanded holding that probable...
06/18/2018 17-21