Melissa Douglas

United States Supreme Court (6 summaries)

Golan v. Holder

The Copyright Clause and the First Amendment do not prohibit Congress from removing works that were previously placed in the public domain.

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood

The Credit Repair Organization Act [CROA] does not create a non-waivable right which prevents the enforcement of an arbitration clause for a lawsuit alleging violations of CROA.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Contract Law

Miller v. Alabama

Whether a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is cruel and usual punishment under the Eighth Amendment when the offender was fourteen years old at the time of the criminal action.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Perry v. New Hampshire

Whether a defendant may exclude eyewitness identification stemming from impermissibly suggestive circumstances, regardless of improper state conduct related to that identification, based on the protections of due process.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Evidence

CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood

(Whether the Credit Repair Organization Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง 1679 creates a non-waivable right that prevents the enforcement of an arbitration clause.)

Area(s) of Law:
  • Contract Law

Setser v. United States

Whether a federal district court properly ordered a federal sentence to run consecutively to a not-yet-imposed state sentence.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sentencing

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (1 summary)

Arizona v. United States

Whether an Arizona immigration law is preempted by federal law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Preemption