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15-1318TAMKO Building Products, Inc. v. HobbsWhether a state court can evade the preemptive force of the Federal Arbitration Act by framing its refusal to enforce an arbitration agreement as a product of supposed defects in “contract formation” that would not prevent the formation of any other contract. (Opinion by )
15-9260Dean v. United States(1) Whether the trial evidence was sufficient to establish that the petitioner’s robbery of a dealer of illegal drugs “in any way or degree * * * affect[ed] commerce,” in violation of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951; and (2) whether a sentencing court, when sentencing a defendant who has been convicted of a firearms offense under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) and a predicate crime of violence, may reduce the sentence for the predicate offense to lower the aggregate sentence that results from the consecutive, mandatory-minimum sentence for the Section 924(c) offense. (Opinion by )
16-218Universal Music Corp. v. LenzWhether a plaintiff who alleges a statutory violation but no concrete or particularized injury has standing under Article III to seek a remedy of nominal damages. (Opinion by )
16-152Denault v. United States(1) Whether the government fails to satisfy the “money or property” requirement of wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, when a misrepresentation deprives the purported victim of information about a potential economic benefit, but the purported victim has no contractual right or other legal entitlement to that benefit; and (2) whether the court of appeals must actually determine, and not merely presume, that a sentencing court has discharged its duty under 18 U.S.C. § 3553 and Rita v. United States to state its reasons for imposing a particular sentence after having considered the defendant's arguments and the statutory factors. (Opinion by )
15-1384Gilliam v. NebraskaWhether an individual inside a parked vehicle is seized within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution when a police officer activates a cruiser's emergency lights while positioned directly behind the parked vehicle, approaches the vehicle, knocks on the window of the vehicle, and directs the occupant to roll down the window. (Opinion by )
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