Jessica Ismond

United States Supreme Court (8 summaries)

Nichols v. United States

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) requires an offender to appear in a current jurisdiction to report updates of his or her information.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Friedrichs v. California Teacher's Association

Union agency shop arrangements are constitutionally valid.

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

Lockhart v. United States

When interpreting a statute, a court should interpret a limiting clause or phrase at the end of the sentence to only modify the noun or phrase immediately preceding it.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sentencing

CPV Maryland, LLC v. PPC EnergyPlus, LLC

Whether an energy plant subsidized by the state of Maryland may be "field preempted" or "conflict preempted" when its higher incentives disrupt the federal energy market's regulatory scheme as governed by the Federal Power Act.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC

A patentee cannot continue to receive royalties after expiation of the patent, however, parties may use alternative arrangements to achieve similar payment deferral outcomes.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Patents

Reyes Mata v. Lynch

Federal Circuit Courts have jurisdiction to review a denial of an alien's petition to reopen a removal proceeding by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Immigration

Elonis v. United States

For a person to be convicted under 18 U.S.C.§875(c), the jury must conclude that the convicted person intended for their communication to be a threat to injure another person.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank

The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel does not consider denial of debtor repayment plans final orders that warrant appeal.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Bankruptcy Law

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (3 summaries)

United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc.

Whether an approved jurisdictional determination issued by the United States Army Corps of Engineers or Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act is considered a final agency action subject to immediate judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act § 704?

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

East Texas Baptist Univ. v. Burwell

Whether the process to receive an accommodation under the Affordable Care Act, which allows a non-profit religious organization to not pay for mandated coverage of contraception, relieves the substantial burden under the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Michael Musacchio v. United States of America

Whether the law-of-the-case doctrine requires the government to provide more evidence than the statute requires.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure