on May 17, 2017 at 7:10 am
- At The World and Everything In It, Mary Reichard offers highlights from the oral arguments in Davila v. Davis, McWilliams v. Dunn, Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., and Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in Henson.]
- At The National Conference of State Legislatures Blog, Lisa Soronen notes that in District of Columbia v. Wesby, a Fourth Amendment case the court will consider next term, the State and Local Legal Center has filed an amicus brief arguing that “the D.C. Circuit erred by applying an inflexible rule that when officers are making arrest decisions, they must believe a suspect’s version of the story, even when circumstantial evidence indicates otherwise.”
- At Loyola Law School’s Summary Judgments blog, Adam Zimmerman looks at Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark, in which the court ruled on Monday that a power of attorney does not need to address arbitration specifically before an agent can bind her principal to an arbitration agreement, calling the decision “a clear sign that the Supreme Court’s will continue to stand by arbitration contracts that stop private parties from enforcing state law in state courts.”
- At Mayer Brown’s Consumer Financial Services Review, Brian Netter and others review the court’s decisions this week in Kindred Nursing Centers and in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, in which the justices ruled that filing a time-barred claim in bankruptcy does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
- At the National Conference of State Legislatures Blog, Lisa Soronen discusses the court’s decision to let stand a court of appeals decision holding that North Carolina’s 2013 voting law, which included a voter ID requirement and other restrictions on voting, was passed with racially discriminatory intent.
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