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Sitting Docket Title(link to Wiki page) Issue Argument(link to transcript) Decision(link to opinion)
16-86Saint Peter’s Healthcare System v. KaplanWhether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974's church plan exemption applies so long as a pension is maintained by an otherwise qualifying church-affiliated organization, or whether the exemption applies only if, in addition, a church initially established the plan. (Opinion by )
16-74Advocate Health Care Network v. StapletonWhether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974's church plan exemption applies so long as a pension plan is maintained by an otherwise qualifying church-affiliated organization, or whether the exemption applies only if, in addition, a church initially established the plan. (Opinion by )
16-54Esquivel-Quintana v. LynchWhether a conviction under one of the seven state statutes criminalizing consensual sexual intercourse between a twenty-one-year-old and someone almost eighteen constitutes an “aggravated felony” of “sexual abuse of a minor” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act – and therefore constitutes grounds for mandatory removal. (Opinion by )
15-1537R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Maryland(1) Whether, when the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs an arbitration, the FAA's judicial review standards apply in state court and preempt application of different state-law judicial-review standards; and (2) whether, when arbitrators have jurisdiction to resolve a contract dispute, the FAA prohibits a court from holding that they “exceeded their powers” based on the court's conclusion that their contract interpretation is “plainly” and “irrationally” incorrect on the merits. (Opinion by )
16-35Armstrong v. ThompsonWhether all (or nearly all) law enforcement officers are “public officials” under New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. (Opinion by )
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