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United States Supreme Court - April 2019 Opinion Summaries


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Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority

United States Supreme Court
Public Utilities
Held that the Tennessee Valley Authority is subject to suits challenging any of its commercial activities, just as if it were a private corporation...
04/29/2019 17–1201

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela

United States Supreme Court
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Held that parties do not consent to classwide arbitration if the agreement is ambiguous on that point. An employer sought to block an employee from...
04/24/2019 17–988

Biestek v. Berryhill

United States Supreme Court
Government Benefits
In a Social Security disability benefits case, addressed the effect of a vocational expert's refusal to share privately collected data. The...
04/01/2019 17–1184

Bucklew v. Precythe

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a death row inmate's execution by lethal injection would not subject him to constitutionally impermissible suffering, even if his unusual...
04/01/2019 17–8151
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