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Merits Case Pages and Archives
On Monday the Court issued orders, which Lyle covered here. No new cases were granted. On Tuesday the Court issued its opinion in Kansas v. Nebraska. On Wednesday the Court issued two opinions, Yates v. United States and North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC. This is the first week of the February sitting. The next Conference is scheduled for February 27.
- King v. Burwell
Availability of federal tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
Whether disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act
- Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama
Validity of Alabama redistricting plan under the Voting Rights Act of 1965
- Elonis v. United States
Standard to determine a "true threat" under the First Amendment
- Zivotofsky v. Kerry
Federal statute regarding place of birth on passport for U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem
- Heien v. North Carolina
Reasonable mistake of law provides reasonable suspicion for Fourth Amendment purposes.
- King v. Burwell
Upcoming Oral Arguments
- 3/2Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (1) Whether the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution and 2 U. S. C. § 2a(c) permit Arizona’s use of a commission to adopt congressional districts; and (2) whether the Arizona Legislature has standing to bring this suit.
- 3/2Ohio v. Clark Application of Confrontation Clause to a child’s out-of-court statement to a teacher about abuse.
- 3/3City of Los Angeles v. Patel Constitutionality of local ordinance permitting police to search hotel guest lists.
- 3/3Davis v. Ayala Duty of federal habeas court to defer to a state court ruling that a trial error was harmless.
- 3/4King v. Burwell Availability of federal tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government
Conference of February 27
- Holt v. Hobbs Arkansas ban on half-inch beards for Muslim prisoners violates RLUIPA.
- Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean Threshold of eligibility under the Whistleblower Protection Act
- Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation Dismissal of one-claim action in multidistrict litigation triggers a right to appeal.
- Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank Trademark tacking is a fact-sensitive matter reserved for juries.
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