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Today at SCOTUS -- 10/15/2013

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Oct 152013

Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments about (1) prohibitions on considering race in public university admissions; (2) the jurisdiction of federal courts over certain foreign corporations; and (3) the statue of limitations for judicial review on denied disability benefits claims:

(1) Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-682]

  • Does a state violate the Equal Protection Clause or political-restructuring doctrine by amending the state constitution to prohibit public universities and schools from using race in their admissions processes?

(2) DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/11-965]

  • Does a federal court have jurisdiction over a foreign corporation not incorporated in the forum state solely because the corporation’s indirect corporate subsidiary performs services for the corporation in the forum state?

(3) Heimshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.  [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-729]

  • Does the statute of limitations for judicial review of an adverse determination on a disability benefits claim begin to accrue at the time specified by an insurance policy or when the claimant files an ERISA disability claim?

Today at SCOTUS - 10/9/2013

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Oct 092013

Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments about (1) tax law and the jurisdiction of federal district courts; and (2) the intersection of contracts and the rules governing proper venue for resolving disputes:

(1)  US v. Woods  [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-562]

  • Does a district court have jurisdiction to determine whether an overstatement penalty should be applied in a partnership-level proceeding?
  • Does the overstatement penalty apply to an underpayment in federal income tax where the transaction lacks economic substance because the sole purpose of the transaction was to inflate the taxpayer’s basis in property?

(2)  Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. US Dist. Court for the Western Dist. of TX  [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-929]

  • Can forum-selection clauses render statutorily proper venue improper?
  • How much weight should courts give forum-selection clauses under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a)?

Today at SCOTUS - 10/8/2013

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Oct 082013

Today at SCOTUS:

(1)  How should a court adjudicate a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel when the defendant accepted a plea deal?

– See our preview of Burt v. Titlow at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-414

(2)  Do aggregate limits on individual political campaign contributions violate the First Amendment?

– See our preview McCutcheon v. FEC at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/oral_arg_previews.php

Today at SCOTUS

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Oct 072013

Today at SCOTUS:

(1) When is a misrepresentation “material” enough to satisfy the “in connection with” requirement for SLUSA’s preclusion?

– See our preview of  Chabourne & Parke LLP v. TroiceWillis of Colo Inc. v. Troice; Proskauer Rose LLP v. Troice at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-79 

(2) Age discrimination and the Equal Protection Clause.

– See our preview of Madigan v. Levin a http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-872

 

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Supreme Court oral arguments week of April 22

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Apr 222013

supremeleft1.jpgThis week the Supreme court hears 6 cases, some of which involve criminal law and the Hobbs Act. Also being heard are cases of civil rights, employment discrimination, and harassment. The First Amendment and prostitution and sex trafficking are on the agenda as well.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Supreme Court Oral Arguments week of April 15

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Apr 152013

This week the Supreme Court hears 6 cases.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Supreme court oral arguments week of March 25

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Mar 222013

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This week the Supreme  Court hears 4 cases with topics including the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act, Patent Infringement, the Federal Arbitration Act, Same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 

 

Supreme Court oral arguments for week of March 18

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Mar 152013

supremeleft1.jpgThe Supreme Court hears 6 cases next week. Topics include bankruptcy, just compensation, the Food and Drug law, the Vaccine Act, and voter registration.

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Supreme Court Oral Arguments week of February 25

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Feb 222013

supremeleft1.jpgThe Supreme Court hears 6 cases next week. Topics include: Antitrust and the Federal Arbitration Act, DNA and the Fourth Amendment, AEDPA and Habeas Corpus, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Voting Rights Act, the Death Penalty and ineffective assistance of counsel.

 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013