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Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 20 (complete)

On Thursday, June 20, we will be live blogging as the court released four opinions from the current term.

  • In Moore v. United States, the court rules 7-2 that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act known as the “mandatory repatriation tax,” which required U.S. taxpayers who owned shares in foreign corporations to pay a one-time tax on their share of the corporation’s earnings, does not violate the Constitution.
  • The court rules 6-3 in Chiaverini v. City of Napoleon that valid criminal charges do not create a categorical bar on a subsequent malicious prosecution claim. It leaves “for another day the follow-on question of how to determine in those circumstances whether the baseless charge caused the requisite seizure.”
  • In a victory for federal prosecutors, the court rules in Diaz v. United States that expert testimony that ‘most people” have a particular mental state is not an opinion about the defendant and therefore does not violate federal evidentiary rules.
  • In Gonzalez v. Trevino, the court agrees with Sylvia Gonzalez that requiring her to provide examples of people who also mishandled a government petition but were not arrested “goes too far” in her suit alleging that she was arrested in retaliation for speech protected by the First Amendment.

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