Daniel Olsen

United States Supreme Court (5 summaries)

FERC v. Electric Power Supply Assn.

The FERC has authority to regulate demand response bids regarding wholesale market operators' compensation, and the Rule is valid.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Et Al.

An independent commission adopted by the voters of a state to redistrict maps for congressional and state legislative districts is valid under the Elections Clause in the U.S. Constitution.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Election Law

Horne v. Department of Agriculture

Under the Fifth Amendment, the Government is required to pay just compensation for a taking of both real property and personal property. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act, the Government cannot regulate the market by taking crops from farmers without compensation.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Brumfield v. Cain

If an individual brings up an Atkins claim in regards to their intellectual capacity, and has fulfilled the requirements necessary for a hearing, then they are entitled to present evidence of their intellectual disability to the court.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Henderson v. United States

A court-ordered transfer of a felon’s firearms to a third party is not barred by 18 U.S.C. §922(g) if the court is reasonably sure the third party will not give the felon control over the firearms.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (6 summaries)

Mathis v. United States

Whether it is appropriate to use the modified categorical approach of defining a crime to include a burglary conviction within the Armed Career Criminal Act.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Bernard v. Minnesota

Whether, without a warrant, a State can make an individual’s refusal to take a chemical test to check for intoxicants a criminal offense?

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Roman Catholic Archbishop v. Burwell

Whether a religious non profit organization can be deemed exempt from the ACA regulatory requirement to provide contraceptives in their healthcare programs.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Merrill Lynch, Et Al. v. Manning, Greg, Et Al.

Whether Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act provides federal jurisdiction over state law claims based on potential violations of the Act.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, Peg, Et Al.

Whether, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a class action containing non-identical members and non-injured members can be certified.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Employment Law

Oneok, Inc. v. LearJet, Inc.

The Natural Gas Act does not pre-empt state antitrust laws regulating natural gas rates.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Preemption