Structure of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board violates the Appointments Clause


Opinion:
UNITED STATES
v.
ARTHREX, INC. ET AL.

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Philadelphia’s refusal to contract with foster care agencies that don’t certify same-sex couples to be foster parents due to their religious beliefs violates the First Amendment


Opinion:
SHARONELL FULTON, ET AL.
v.
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,
PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL.

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For plain-error relief in a felon-in-possession case, a defendant must show on appeal that they would’ve presented evidence at trial that they didn’t know they were a felon


Opinion:
GREGORY GREER
v.
UNITED STATES

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Only crack offenders who received a mandatory minimum qualify for sentence reduction under the First Step Act


Opinion:
TARAHRICK TERRY
v.
UNITED STATES

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Reckless criminal offenses don’t qualify as “violent felonies” for enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act


Opinion:
CHARLES BORDEN, JR.
v.
UNITED STATES

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Temporary protected status doesn’t enable individuals who entered the U.S. unlawfully to become permanent residents


Opinion:
JOSE SANTOS SANCHEZ, ET UX.
v.
ALEJANDRO N. MAYORKAS, SECRETARY
OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ET AL.

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Police don’t violate Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when they obtain information from law enforcement databases for unofficial or improper purposes


Opinion:
NATHAN VAN BUREN
v.
UNITED STATES

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Ninth Circuit’s judge-made “deemed-true-or-credible” rule violates the Immigration Nationality Act


Opinion:
MERRICK B. GARLAND,
ATTORNEY GENERAL
v.
MING DAI

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A collateral challenge to a deportation order may proceed only if all 3 elements of §1326(d) are satisfied


Opinion:
UNITED STATES
v.
REFUGIO PALOMAR-SANTIAGO

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Ninth Circuit stays order declaring California’s Assault Weapons Control Act unconstitutional


Order:
JAMES MILLER, et al.
v.
ROB BONTA, et al.

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