Supreme Court Report: Ruan v. United States, 20-1410; Kahn v. United States, 21-5261

November 9, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on October 29 and November 5, 2021 (Part I). Cases Granted Review: Ruan v. United States, 20-1410; Kahn v. United States, 21-5261 Ruan v. United States, 20-1410; Kahn v. United States, 21-5261. At issue is “whether a physician alleged to have prescribed…

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Supreme Court Report: City of Tahlequah, OK v. Bond, 20-1668

October 21, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 2 This Report summarizes opinions issued on October 18, 2021 (Part I); and cases granted review on that date (Part II). Opinion: City of Tahlequah, OK v. Bond, 20-1668 City of Tahlequah, OK v. Bond, 20-1668. The Court summarily reversed a Tenth Circuit decision that had denied qualified immunity…

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Supreme Court Report: Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna, 20-1539

October 21, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 2 This Report summarizes opinions issued on October 18, 2021 (Part I); and cases granted review on that date (Part II). Opinion: Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna, 20-1539 Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna, 20-1539. The Court summarily reversed a Ninth Circuit decision that had denied qualified immunity to a police officer who, after…

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Supreme Court Report: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, 20-493

October 21, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 2 This Report summarizes opinions issued on October 18, 2021 (Part I); and cases granted review on that date (Part II). Case Granted Review: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, 20-493 Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, 20-493.  At issue is whether the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama…

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Supreme Court Report: Denezpi v. United States, 20-7622

October 21, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 2 This Report summarizes opinions issued on October 18, 2021 (Part I); and cases granted review on that date (Part II). Case Granted Review: Denezpi v. United States, 20-7622 Denezpi v. United States, 20-7622. The question presented is whether “the Court of Indian Offenses of Ute Mountain Ute Agency…

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Supreme Court Report: Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, 20-1566

October 7, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 1 This Report summarizes cases granted review on September 30, 2021 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, 20-1566 Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, 20-1566. At issue is “[w]hether a federal court hearing state law claims brought under the [Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act] must apply the…

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Supreme Court Report: Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 20-1472

October 6, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 1 This Report summarizes cases granted review on September 30, 2021 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 20-1472 Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 20-1472. “Section 6330(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code establishes a 30-day time limit to file a petition for review in…

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Supreme Court Report: Shurtleff v. City of Boston, MA, 20-1800

October 7, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 1 This Report summarizes cases granted review on September 30, 2021 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Shurtleff v. City of Boston, MA, 20-1800 Shurtleff v. City of Boston, MA, 20-1800. At issue is whether the City of Boston violated the First Amendment by denying a Christian organization’s request to…

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Supreme Court Report: Concepcion v. United States, 20-1650

October 7, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 1 This Report summarizes cases granted review on September 30, 2021 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Concepcion v. United States, 20-1650 Concepcion v. United States, 20-1650. The question presented is “[w]hether, when deciding if it should ‘impose a reduced sentence’ on an individual under Section 404(b) of the First…

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National Association of Attorneys General Announces Winners for 2021 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has announced the winners of the 2021 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards. The Best Brief Awards are given annually to honor appellate practitioners from state attorney general offices who have exhibited superb work in representing their states before the U.S. Supreme Court. The winners were…

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