Shallon Beatty

United States Supreme Court (5 summaries)

Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing

States may not implement programs which interfere with FERC's regulatory authority by adjusting wholesale electricity rates.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States

To establish equitable tolling of a statute of limitations, the litigant must show the delay was extraordinary and beyond the litigant's control.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Johnson v. United States

Imposing an increased sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act's residual clause violates due process.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Walker v. Tex. Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.

Texas's specialty license plate designs constitute government speech.

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

Equal Employment Opportunity Comm'n. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

To prevail in a disparate-treatment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the applicant need only show that his need for an accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer's decision; actual knowledge is not required.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Employment Law

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (5 summaries)

Jennings, Et Al. v. Rodriguez, Et Al.

Whether illegal immigrants awaiting deportation have a right to release on bond.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Immigration

Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

Whether "no-impeachment" rules (generally prohibiting juror testimony regarding statements made during jury deliberations to challenge the jury's verdict) bar evidence of racial bias during jury deliberations, and if so, whether the constitutional right to a fair trial requires admission.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

United States v. Texas

Whether states that subsidize aliens with deferred action have Article III standing and a cause of action under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s guidance, which established a process to postpone deportation for certain aliens.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Immigration

Nichols v. United States

Whether under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act a sex offender who moves to foreign jurisdictions still has to register in the previous domestic jurisdiction.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States

Whether a claim under the Indian Self-Determination Act is entitled to equitable tolling.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tribal Law