Carlotta Alverson

United States Supreme Court (2 summaries)

Abbott v. Perez

If jurisdiction is valid, the Court will determine whether the Texas Legislature’s redistricting plan was racial gerrymandering in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth Amendment as a result of voter dilution.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Election Law

Dunn v. Madison

A person who merely understands why they are being punished is competent to be executed although they do not remember the crime they committed.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Habeas Corpus

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (5 summaries)

Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States

Whether stocks that a railroad issues to employees are subject to taxation under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. § 3231(e)(1).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tax Law

U.S. v. Sanchez-Gomez

Whether the court of appeals may consider an interlocutory challenge to the use of pretrial restraints if the individual claims are moot due to the cessation of the challenged action.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Appellate Procedure

Ohio v. American Express Co.

Whether a narrow definition of the relevant market may permit a finding of anti-competitive effects under the Sherman Act rule of reason analysis, thereby requiring the defendant to demonstrate the restraint on trade had pro-competition benefits.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Consumer Credit

Vogt v. City of Hays

Whether a criminal defendant's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is violated if the government uses compelled statements against the criminal defendant during a probable cause hearing.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Rights § 1983

Vogt v. City of Hays

Whether a criminal defendant's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is violated if the government uses compelled statements against the criminal defendant during a probable cause hearing.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Rights § 1983