Buck v. Davis (Feb. 22, 2017)

February 22nd, 2017

john robertsLetting expert say

That race predicts violence

Is bad lawyering


Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Corp. (Jan. 18, 2017)

January 22nd, 2017

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robeSue-or-be-sued clause

Fannie Mae can’t remove case

To federal court


White v. Pauly (Jan. 9, 2017) (per curiam)

January 10th, 2017

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgCop late to conflict

Qualified immunity

For shooting shooter


Shaw v. United States (Dec. 12, 2016)

December 18th, 2016

Stephen_Breyer,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitFederal bank fraud

Applies to schemes to defraud

Bank depositor


State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States (Dec. 6, 2016)

December 7th, 2016

Anthony_Kennedy_official_SCOTUS_portraitQui tam plaintiff

Who breaches FCA seal

Does not forfeit claim


Salman v. United States (Dec. 6, 2016)

December 7th, 2016

samuel alito Insider trading

Tipper to friends, family

Need not reap profit


Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc. (Dec. 6, 2016)

December 6th, 2016

ESonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robend product profits

Design patent damages?

Not for all products


Bravo-Fernandez v. United States (Nov. 29, 2016)

November 30th, 2016

ruth ginsburgDouble Jeopardy

There’s no issue preclusion

When verdicts conflict


Bosse v. Oklahoma (Oct. 11, 2016) (per curiam)

October 12th, 2016

300px-Supreme_Court_US_2016jpgVictim’s family

Cannot recommend sentence

Per Eighth Amendment


McDonnell v. United States (June 27, 2016)

June 30th, 2016

john robertsAn “official act”

Requires decision, action

Jury charge was wrong