United States Supreme Court - June 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Mitchell v. Wisconsin

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that when a motorist suspected of drunk driving is unconscious and cannot be given a breath test, the exigent-circumstances doctrine generally...
06/27/2019 18–6210

Department of Commerce v. New York

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections
Held that the government's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire did not violate the Enumeration Clause or the...
06/27/2019 18–966

Rucho v Common Cause

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Constitutional Law
Vacated and remanded. Plaintiffs as voters in North Carolina and Maryland filed suit challenging congressional districting maps as unconstitutional...
06/27/2019 18-422

Kisor v Wilkie

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Administrative Law, Government Benefits
Vacated and remanded. Plaintiff is a Vietnam veteran who sought disability benefits from the Veterans Administration for post-traumatic stress. The VA...
06/26/2019 18-15

Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn. v. Thomas

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law
Struck down a Tennessee requirement that applicants for a license to operate a retail liquor store have resided in the State for the prior two years....
06/26/2019 18–96

US v. Haymond

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Struck down a provision of the federal supervised-release statute, 18 U.S.C. section 3583(k). That section imposes mandatory minimum five-year...
06/26/2019 17–1672

Dutra Group v. Batterton

United States Supreme Court
Injury & Tort Law, Admiralty
Held that a mariner may not recover punitive damages on a claim that he was injured as a result of the unseaworthy condition of the vessel. After a...
06/24/2019 18–266

US v Davis

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Constitutional Law
Affirmed in part. Defendants were charged with Hobbs Act robbery and also charged under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 924c which authorizes heightened penalties for...
06/24/2019 18-431

Food Marketing Institute v Argus Leader Media

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Constitutional Law
Reversed and remanded. Defendants sought disclosure, through a FOIA request, of names and addresses of retail stores who participated in the national...
06/24/2019 18-481

Iancu v. Brunetti

United States Supreme Court
Trademark, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
Struck down a statutory provision that prohibits the registration of immoral or scandalous trademarks. An entrepreneur who founded a new clothing line...
06/24/2019 18–302