Category Archives: Current Events

Exhaustion of state remedies is not a prerequisite to filing a federal takings claim when the govt has reached a conclusive position


Opinion:
PEYMAN PAKDEL, ET UX.
v.
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO,
CALIFORNIA, ET AL.

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Police pursuit of a misdemeanant does not trigger a categorical rule allowing warrant-less home entry


Opinion:
ARTHUR GREGORY LANGE
v.
CALIFORNIA

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Recovery Act’s for-cause restriction on the President’s power to remove the Federal Housing Finance Agency director violates the separation of powers


Opinion:
PATRICK J. COLLINS, ET AL.
v.
JANET L. YELLEN, SECRETARY
OF THE TREASURY, ET AL.

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Pennsylvania school’s decision to suspend student from cheerleading team after discovering she made statements critical of the school on social media violates the First Amendment


Opinion:
MAHANOY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
v.
B. L., A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HER FATHER,
LAWRENCE LEVY AND HER MOTHER, BETTY LOU LEVY

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California regulation granting labor union recruiters a right to access the property of agricultural employers violates the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments


Opinion:
CEDAR POINT NURSERY, ET AL.
v.
VICTORIA HASSID, ET AL

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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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