Willamette Law Online

United States Supreme Court

( 8 summaries )

Opinions Filed in April 2013

McBurney v. Young

Constitutional Law: 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.

(Filing Date: 04-29-2013)

Moncrieffe v. Holder

Immigration: A charge of aggravated, felonious distribution of marijuana cannot be leveled against a non-citizen when there is a failure to establish remuneration or if the amount of marijuana is small.

(Filing Date: 04-23-2013)

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

Civil Law: The presumption against extraterritoriality applies to claims under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which precludes civil claims for torts arising outside the jurisdiction of the United States.

(Filing Date: 04-17-2013)

Missouri v. McNeely

Criminal Procedure: In the context of alcohol-related driving investigations, the Fourth Amendment requires officers to obtain consent or a warrant before proceeding with a blood alcohol content test unless truly exigent circumstances exist.

(Filing Date: 04-17-2013)

Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symcyzk

Civil Procedure: A collective action to recover damages is not justiciable if the sole plaintiff's individual claim becomes moot.

(Filing Date: 04-16-2013)

U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen

Employment Law: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) does not authorize courts to use equitable principles to rewrite contractual language.

(Filing Date: 04-16-2013)

Marshall v. Rodgers

Constitutional Law: The “conclusion of the California courts that there was no Sixth Amendment violation is not contrary to 'clearly established Federal law', as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States," 28 U.S.C. §2254(d).

(Filing Date: 04-01-2013)

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