Jacqueline Leung

United States Supreme Court (15 summaries)

Torres v. Holder

Whether a state offense constitutes an aggravated felony under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43) when the state offense is "described in" a specified federal statute.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

City of Los Angeles v. Patel, et al

A city's statute that requires hotels to provide to police their guest registries without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Evidence

Mellouli v. Lynch

A lawful alien resident may be deported if convicted of a drug-related state crime only where the drug is a federally regulated substance.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Immigration

FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association

Whether a vacated order that attempted to regulate wholesale prices paid for demand response, on the basis that the order was beyond jurisdiction due to its impermissible effect on retail markets risks confusion in the energy markets and unnecessarily limits the government's regulatory options.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc.

A Medicaid provider does not have a private right of action to sue under the Medicaid Act because the Supremacy Clause does not give the right to do so.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

The redistribution of majority-minority voters into fewer districts is unconstitutional when it decreases the overall strength of voters within the state.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Election Law

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning et al.

When there is a vacancy, the Recess Appointment Clause enables the President to appoint an officer to the vacancy if the Senate is in recess, but not when the Senate is not officially adjourned.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Halliburton Co. et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., FKA Archdiocese of Milwaukee Supporting Fund, Inc.

When investors can prove their reliance on a business' misrepresentation in determining whether to buy or sell company stock, investors can recover damages in a private securities fraud action.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Corporations

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus

When determining if a party meets Article III standing requirements, a credible threat of enforcement meets the injury in fact portion of the standing requirements.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Limelight Networks, Inc v. Akamai Technologies, Inc.

A defendant is not liable for inducing patent infringement when there has been no direct infringement upon the patent.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Patents

Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, et al.

There is no violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause when a town meeting is opened with a prayer, given the precedence in legislative history.

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

Paroline v. United States

Restitution for victims of child pornography is proper under §2259, and determined on a case-by-case basis, compensating victims to the extend that the defendant proximately caused the victim's losses.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Remedies

Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund of Operating Engineers and Participating Employers

A judgment on the merits is final even if the amount or award of attorneys' fees is still pending.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Attorney Fees

Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

A naturally occurring segment of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is not patent eligible under 35 U. S. C. §101. However, Non-natural occurring segments are patent eligible.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Patents

McBurney v. Young

Virginia's Freedom of Information Act does not violate the Privileges and Immunity Clause or the dormant Commerce Clause by granting Virginia citizens access to public records, but grants no such right to non-Virginians.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (9 summaries)

Sheriff v. Gillie

Whether special counsel appointed by the attorney general to undertake their duty to collect debts owed to the State are state officials and whether it is materially misleading for the special counsel to use the attorney general’s letterhead to convey they are collecting debts owed to the State.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

Simmons v. Himmelreich

Whether the court erred in ruling the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) judgment bar under 28 U.S.C. 2676 prevents a lawsuit against federal officials because the very same issue was involved in an earlier lawsuit.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tort Law

Dollar General Corp v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw

Whether tribal courts have jurisdiction to hear civil tort claims against non-Indian defendants?

Area(s) of Law:
  • Indian Law

Foster v. Humphrey

Whether the Georgia Supreme Court erred in not recognizing racial discrimination in a death penalty claim under the Batson test.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

McFadden v. United States

Whether the government must prove a defendant knew a substance was a controlled substance before convicting the defendant for distribution of a controlled substance.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Davis v. Ayala

Whether a federal constitutional error occurred as the result of excluding Petitioner from ex parte Batson proceedings and if the error was harmless, and whether the court correctly applied the Brecht v. Abrahamson standard.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

United States v. Wong

Whether 28 U.S.C. § 2401(b) of the Federal Tort Claims Act is a “jurisdictional” statute and entitled to presumptions of equitable tolling.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tort Law

Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Whether a federal statute directing the Secretary of State to list the birthplace of American citizens born in Jerusalem as Israel on the Consular Report of Birth Abroad and on the U.S. passport is unconstitutional because the statute "impermissibly infringes on the President's exercise of the recognition power reposing exclusively in him."

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Marvin M. Brandt Irrevocable Trust v. United States

Whether the United States held an implied reversionary interest in rights-of-way created by the General Railroad Right of Way Act in 1875 rights-of-way after the aforementioned lands were transferred to private ownership.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Property Law