Supreme Court Report: Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 21-441

Volume 29, Issue 15 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 6 and 8, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on June 6, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 21-441 Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 21-441. The Court unanimously held that the enactment of a significant fee increase that exempted debtors in two states violated…

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Supreme Court Report: Gallardo v. Marstiller, 20-1263

Volume 29, Issue 15 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 6 and 8, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on June 6, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Gallardo v. Marstiller, 20-1263 Gallardo v. Marstiller, 20-1263.  In a 7-2 decision, the Court held that the Medicaid Act permits states to seek reimbursement from settlement payments…

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Supreme Court Report: Egbert v. Boule, 21-147

Volume 29, Issue 15 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 6 and 8, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on June 6, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Egbert v. Boule, 21-147 Egbert v. Boule, 21-147. In a 6-3 opinion, the Court held that there is no Bivens cause of action against a Border Patrol…

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Supreme Court Report: Jones v. Hendrix, 21-857

Volume 29, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 16 and 23, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on May 16, 2022 (Part II). Case Granted Review: Jones v. Hendrix, 21-857 Jones v. Hendrix, 21-857. At issue is whether a federal inmate who―because circuit precedent resolved the matter against him―did not timely…

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Supreme Court Report: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran, 21-1239

Volume 29, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 16 and 23, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on May 16, 2022 (Part II). Case Granted Review: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran, 21-1239 Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran, 21-1239.  The Court will resolve “[w]hether a federal district court has jurisdiction…

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Supreme Court Report: Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., 21-328

Volume 29, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 16 and 23, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on May 16, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., 21-328 Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., 21-328.  The Court unanimously ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)’s “policy favoring arbitration” does not permit courts…

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Supreme Court Report: Patel v. Garland, 20-979

Volume 29, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 16 and 23, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on May 16, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Patel v. Garland, 20-979 Patel v. Garland, 20-979.  In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that federal courts lack jurisdiction to review factual determinations made during discretionary-relief…

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Supreme Court Report: Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, 21-12

Volume 29, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 16 and 23, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on May 16, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, 21-12 Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, 21-12. In a 6-3 opinion, the Court held that Section…

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Supreme Court Report: Shinn v. Ramirez, 20-1009

Volume 29, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 16 and 23, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on May 16, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Shinn v. Ramirez, 20-1009 Shinn v. Ramirez, 20-1009. In a 6-3 opinion, the Court held that “under [28 U.S.C.] §2254(e)(2), a federal habeas court may not conduct…

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Supreme Court Report: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, 21-984

Volume 29, Issue 13 This Report summarizes opinions issued on April 28 and May 2, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on April 25 and May 2, 2022 (Part II). Case Granted Review: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, 21-984 Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, 21-984. This case considers whether a…

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