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New SCOTUSwiki Posts

Now available on SCOTUSwiki are discussions of the three opinions released by the Court last Tuesday:

  • Rakesh Kilaru recaps the Court’s unanimous ruling in Abuelhawa v. US that an individual cannot be held liable under 21 U.S.C. § 843(b) for “facilitating” felony drug distribution by using a cell phone to arrange a misdemeanor purchase of drugs for personal use here.
  • David Owens discusses the Court’s 5-4 decision in Haywood v. Drown, which found a New York law barring all damage lawsuits brought under federal civil rights law against prison officers and guards to be unconstitutional here.
  • David Muraskin discusses the Supreme Court’s decision in Montejo v. Louisiana to overrule Michigan v. Jackson’s holding that a criminal defendant’s waiver of the right to counsel, following a critical stage, is presumptively invalid here.